Hac1: A Novel Yeast bZIP Protein Binding to the CRE Motif Is a Multicopy Suppressor for cdc10 Mutant of Schizosaccharomyces Pombe

Nucleic Acids Res. 1994 Dec 11;22(24):5279-88. doi: 10.1093/nar/22.24.5279.

Abstract

We cloned by phenotypic complementation a novel Saccharomyces cerevisiae's multicopy suppressor of the Schizosaccharomyces pombe cdc10-129 mutant which we call HAC1, an acronym of 'homologous to ATF/CREB 1'. It encodes a bZIP (basic-leucine zipper) protein of 230 amino acids with close homology to the mammalian ATF/CREB transcription factor and gel-retardation assays showed that it binds specifically to the CRE motif. HAC1 is not essential for viability. However, the hac1 disruptant becomes caffeine sensitive, which is suppressed by multicopy expression of the yeast PDE2 (Phosphodiesterase 2) gene. Although the mRNA level of HAC1 is almost constitutive throughout the cell cycle, it fluctuates during meiosis. The upstream region of the HAC1 gene contains a T4C site, a URS (upstream repression sequence) and a TR (T-rich) box-like sequence, which reside upstream of many meiotic genes. These results suggest that HAC1 may also be one of the meiotic genes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • 3',5'-Cyclic-AMP Phosphodiesterases / antagonists & inhibitors
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Base Sequence
  • Basic-Leucine Zipper Transcription Factors
  • Caffeine / pharmacology
  • Cell Cycle Proteins*
  • Cell Division / genetics
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • Cyclic AMP Response Element-Binding Protein / genetics*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / chemistry
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / genetics
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Fungal Proteins / chemistry
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics*
  • Fungal Proteins / metabolism
  • G-Box Binding Factors
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal / genetics*
  • Genes, Fungal / genetics
  • Genes, Suppressor / genetics*
  • Genetic Complementation Test
  • Leucine Zippers*
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polydeoxyribonucleotides / chemical synthesis
  • Polydeoxyribonucleotides / metabolism
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins / biosynthesis
  • Repressor Proteins / chemistry
  • Repressor Proteins / genetics*
  • Repressor Proteins / metabolism
  • Restriction Mapping
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / genetics*
  • Schizosaccharomyces / physiology
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins
  • Sequence Alignment
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Transcription Factors / genetics

Substances

  • Basic-Leucine Zipper Transcription Factors
  • Cell Cycle Proteins
  • Cyclic AMP Response Element-Binding Protein
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Fungal Proteins
  • G-Box Binding Factors
  • HAC1 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Polydeoxyribonucleotides
  • Recombinant Fusion Proteins
  • Repressor Proteins
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins
  • Transcription Factors
  • cdc10 protein, S pombe
  • Caffeine
  • 3',5'-Cyclic-AMP Phosphodiesterases
  • CDC10 protein, S cerevisiae
  • GTP Phosphohydrolases

Associated data

  • GENBANK/D26506