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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1994 Apr 1;117(2):121-30.

Genetic analyses of yeast protein serine/threonine phosphatases.

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Department of Biochemistry, The University, Dundee, UK.


Protein phosphorylation is an important regulatory phenomenon in yeasts just as in other eukaryotic cells and controls a wide variety of cellular processes. The importance of protein phosphatases as well as protein kinases as key elements in such control is becoming increasingly clear. Over the past four years since the first yeast protein phosphatase gene was isolated, many more such genes have been described and the number of genes encoding protein phosphatase catalytic subunits in Saccharomyces cerevisiae has comfortably entered double figures. Given the genetic approaches available, yeasts offer powerful systems for addressing the cellular roles of these enzymes. This review summarises the results of genetic studies aimed at determining the functions of protein serine/threonine phosphatases in yeast.

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