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Eur J Biochem. 2002 Feb;269(4):1072-7.

Novel protein phosphatases in yeast.

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Department de Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra Spain.


During the last decade several novel yeast genes encoding proteins related to the PPP family of Ser/Thr protein phosphatases have been discovered and their functional characterization initiated. Most of these novel phosphatases display intriguing structural features and/or are involved in a number of important functions, such as cell cycle regulation, protein synthesis and maintenance of cellular integrity. While in some cases these genes appear to be restricted to fungi, in others similar proteins can be found in higher eukaryotes. This review will summarize the latest advances in our understanding about how these phosphatases are regulated and fulfil their functions in the yeast cell.

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