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Yeast. 2007 Sep;24(9):767-75.

Bimolecular fluorescence complementation analysis system for in vivo detection of protein-protein interaction in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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School of Biological Sciences and Research Centre for Functional Cellulomics, Institute of Microbiology, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747, Republic of Korea.


The bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assay has been widely accepted for studying in vivo detection of protein-protein interactions in several organisms. To facilitate the application of the BiFC assay to yeast research, we have created a series of plasmids that allow single-step, PCR-based C- or N-terminal tagging of yeast proteins with yellow fluorescent protein fragments for BiFC assay. By examination of several interacting proteins (Sis1-Sis1, Net1-Sir2, Cet1-Cet1 and Pho2-Pho4), we demonstrate that the BiFC assay can be used to reliably analyse the occurrence and subcellular localization of protein-protein interactions in living yeast cells. The sequences for the described plasmids were submitted to the GenBank under Accession Nos: EF210802, pFA6a-VN-His3MX6; EF210803, pFA6a-VC-His3MX6; EF210804, pFA6a-VN-TRP1; EF210807, pFA6a-VC-TRP1; EF210808, pFA6a-VN-kanMX6; EF210809, pFA6a-VC-kanMX6; EF210810, pFA6a-His3MX6-P(GAL1)-VN; EF210805, pFA6a-His3MX6-P(GAL1)-VC; EF210806, pFA6a-TRP1-P(GAL1)-VN; EF210811, pFA6a-TRP1-P(GAL1)-VC; EF210812, pFA6a-kanMX6-P(GAL1)-VN; EF210813, pFA6a-kanMX6-P(GAL1)-VC; EF521883, pFA6a-His3MX6-P(CET1)-VN; EF521884, pFA6a-His3MX6-P(CET1)-VC; EF521885, pFA6a-TRP1-P(CET1)-VN; EF521886, pFA6a-TRP1-P(CET1)-VC; EF521887, pFA6a-kanMX6-P(CET1)-VN; EF521888, pFA6a-kanMX6-P(CET1)-VC.

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