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Saccharomyces cerevisiae

1997

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I2b Is A Small Cytosolic Protein That Participates In Vacuole Fusion, Paul Slusarewicz, Zuoyu Xu, Kimberly Seefeld, Albert Haas, William T. Wickner Mar 1997

I2b Is A Small Cytosolic Protein That Participates In Vacuole Fusion, Paul Slusarewicz, Zuoyu Xu, Kimberly Seefeld, Albert Haas, William T. Wickner

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae vacuole inheritance requires two low molecular weight activities, LMA1 and LMA2. LMA1 is a heterodimer of thioredoxin and protease B inhibitor 2 (IB2). Here we show that the second low molecular weight activity (LMA2) is monomeric IB2. Though LMA2 / IB2 was initially identified as a protease B inhibitor, this protease inhibitor activity is not related to its ability to promote vacuole fusion: ( i ) Low M r protease B inhibitors cannot substitute for LMA1 or LMA2, ( ii ) LMA1 and LMA2 promote the fusionof vacuoles from a strain that has no protease B, ( iii ...


Docking Of Yeast Vacuoles Is Catalyzed By The Ras-Like Gtpase Ypt7p After Symmetric Priming By Sec18p (Nsf), Andreas Mayer, William Wickner Jan 1997

Docking Of Yeast Vacuoles Is Catalyzed By The Ras-Like Gtpase Ypt7p After Symmetric Priming By Sec18p (Nsf), Andreas Mayer, William Wickner

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Vacuole inheritance in yeast involves the for- mation of tubular and vesicular “segregation struc- tures” which migrate into the bud and fuse there to es- tablish the daughter cell vacuole. Vacuole fusion has been reconstituted in vitro and may be used as a model for an NSF-dependent reaction of priming, docking, and fusion. We have developed biochemical and micro- scopic assays for the docking step of in vitro vacuole fusion and characterized its requirements. The vacu- oles must be primed for docking by the action of Sec17p ( a -SNAP) and Sec18p (NSF). Priming is neces- sary for both fusion partners ...