The protein kinases of budding yeast: six score and more

Trends Biochem Sci. 1997 Jan;22(1):18-22. doi: 10.1016/s0968-0004(96)10068-2.


The completion of the budding yeast genome sequencing project has made it possible to determine not only the total number of genes, but also the exact number of genes of a particular type 1-3. As a consequence, we now know exactly how many protein kinases are encoded by the yeast genome, a number of considerable interest because of the importance of protein phosphorylation in the control of so many cellular processes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genes, Fungal*
  • Genome, Fungal*
  • Multigene Family*
  • Protein Kinases / genetics*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*


  • Protein Kinases