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Mol Microbiol. 1996 Apr;20(2):449-59.

Regulation by low temperatures and anaerobiosis of a yeast gene specifying a putative GPI-anchored plasma membrane protein [corrected].

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Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellularies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Bordeaux, France.

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  • Mol Microbiol 1996 Jul;21(2):431.


Expression of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae SRP1 (Serine-rich Protein) gene is shown here to be induced both by low temperature and anaerobic growth conditions. We show that anaerobic SRP1 expression is haem-dependent; however, haem influence does not operate through the action of the hypoxic-gene ROX1 repressor. The SRP1 promoter region displaying the stress-responsive elements is restricted to its first 551 bp, upstream of the initiation codon, although an upstream activation site contained in upstream sequences is required for full promoter activity. In addition, we demonstrate that the TIP1 gene, sharing similar nucleotide and polypeptide structure with SRP1, and previously reported to be a cold-shock-inducible gene, is also a hypoxic gene. Srp1 protein production is similarly induced by low temperature and anaerobic growth conditions. This protein, detected in the plasma membrane fraction, is shown to be exposed on the cell surface via a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol membrane anchoring.

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