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Mol Gen Genet. 1998 Sep;259(4):404-13.

Isolation of an extragenic suppressor of the rna1-1 mutation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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Department of Microbiology, College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University, Korea.

Abstract

The small GTPase Ran is essential for nucleocytoplasmic transport of macromolecules. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rna1p functions as a Ran-GTPase activating protein (RanGAP1). Strains carrying the rna1-1 mutation exhibit defects in nuclear transport and, as a consequence, accumulate precursor tRNAs. We have isolated two recessive suppressors of the rna1-1 mutation. Further characterization of one of the suppressor mutations, srn10-1, reveals that the mutation (i) can not bypass the need for Rna1p function and (ii) suppresses the accumulation of unspliced pre-tRNA caused by rna1-1. The SRN10 gene is not essential for cell viability and encodes an acidic protein (pI = 5.27) of 24.8 kDa. Srn10p is located in the cytoplasm, as determined by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy. Two-hybrid analysis reveals that there is a physical interaction between Srn10p and Rna1p in vivo. Our results identify a protein that interacts with the yeast RanGAP1.

PMID:
9790597
DOI:
10.1007/s004380050830
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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