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Mol Gen Genet. 1993 Mar;237(3):463-6.

Characterization of the cyr1-2 UGA mutation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Tokyo, Japan.


cyr1-2 is a temperature-sensitive mutation of the yeast adenylate cyclase structural gene, CYR1. The cyr1-2 mutation has been suggested to be a UGA mutation since a UGA suppressor SUP201 has been isolated as a suppressor of the cyr1-2 mutation. Construction of chimeric genes restricted the region containing the cyr1-2 mutation, and the cyr1-2 UGA mutation was identified at codon 1282, which lies upstream of the region coding for the catalytic domain of adenylate cyclase. Alterations in the region upstream of the cyr1-2 mutation site result in null mutations. The complete open reading frame of the cyr1-2 gene expressed under the control of the GAL1 promoter complemented cyr1-d1 in a galactose-dependent manner. These results suggest that at the permissive temperature weak readthrough occurs at the cyr1-2 mutation site to produce low levels of active adenylate cyclase. An endogenous suppressor in yeast cells is assumed to be responsible for this readthrough.

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