Nucleotide sequence of the SUP2 (SUP35) gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Gene. 1988 Jun 15;66(1):45-54. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(88)90223-5.


A nucleotide sequence of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae omnipotent suppressor SUP2 (SUP35) gene is presented. The sequence contains a single open reading frame (ORF) of 2055 bp, which may encode a 76.5-kDa protein. A single transcript of 2.3 kb corresponding to a complete ORF is found. Analysis of codon bias suggests that the SUP2 gene is not highly expressed. The C-terminal part of the deduced amino acid sequence shows a high homology to yeast elongation factor EF-1 alpha, whereas the N-terminal part is unique for the SUP2 protein. The N terminus contains a number of short repeating elements and possesses an unusual amino acid composition. Analysis of the nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences indicates that three additional proteins could possibly be expressed, two of which might be initiated on internal ATG codons and a third might be formed by alternative splicing. One of these proteins is supposed to be imported into mitochondria. Possible functions of the SUP2 gene product(s), especially its putative activity as a soluble factor controlling the fidelity of translation, are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Amino Acids / analysis
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Codon
  • DNA, Fungal*
  • Fungal Proteins / physiology
  • Genes, Fungal*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • Plasmids
  • Protein Biosynthesis
  • RNA, Fungal
  • RNA, Messenger
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*


  • Amino Acids
  • Codon
  • DNA, Fungal
  • Fungal Proteins
  • RNA, Fungal
  • RNA, Messenger

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M21129