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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1997 Aug 1;153(1):75-81.

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae acetyl-coenzyme A synthetase encoded by the ACS1 gene, but not the ACS2-encoded enzyme, is subject to glucose catabolite inactivation.

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Department of Microbiology and Enzymology, Kluyver Laboratory of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the structural genes ACS1 and ACS2 each encode an isoenzyme of acetyl-CoA synthetase (ACS; EC 6.2.1.1). Involvement of glucose catabolite repression in regulation of the two isoenzymes was investigated by following ACS activity after glucose pulses (100 mM) to ethanol-limited chemostat cultures. In wild-type S. cerevisiae and in an isogenic strain in which ACS2 had been disrupted, ACS activity decreased after a glucose pulse. No such inactivation was observed in a strain in which ACS1 was disrupted. Western blots demonstrated that the ACS1 product, but not the ACS2 product, was degraded after a glucose pulse. Inactivation kinetics of the ACS1 product resembled those of isocitrate lyase.

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