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Sporulation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a developmental process in which a single cell is converted into four haploid spores. GIP1, encoding a developmentally regulated protein phosphatase 1 interacting protein, is required for spore formation. Here we show that GIP1 and the protein phosphatase 1 encoded by GLC7 play essential roles in spore development.(More)
TRIM11 is a member of the tripartite-motif-containing protein family and is known to destabilize humanin, an inhibitor of Alzheimer-like neuronal insults. In this study, we demonstrate that TRIM11 interacts with activator-recruited cofactor 105-kDa component (ARC105) that mediates chromatin-directed transcription activation and is a key regulatory factor(More)
Ascospore formation in yeast is accomplished through a cell division in which daughter nuclei are engulfed by newly formed plasma membranes, termed prospore membranes. Closure of the prospore membrane must be coordinated with the end of meiosis II to ensure proper cell division. AMA1 encodes a meiosis-specific activator of the anaphase promoting complex(More)
During yeast sporulation, a forespore membrane (FSM) initiates at each spindle-pole body and extends to form the spore envelope. We used Schizosaccharomyces pombe to investigate the role of septins during this process. During the prior conjugation of haploid cells, the four vegetatively expressed septins (Spn1, Spn2, Spn3, and Spn4) coassemble at the fusion(More)
Ribosome biogenesis starts with transcription of the large ribosomal RNA precursor (47S pre-rRNA), which soon combines with numerous factors to form the 90S pre-ribosome in the nucleolus. Although the subsequent separation of the pre-90S particle into pre-40S and pre-60S particles is critical for the production process of mature small and large ribosomal(More)
Protein N-glycosylation begins with the assembly of a lipid-linked oligosaccharide (LLO) on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. The first two steps of LLO biosynthesis are catalyzed by a functional multienzyme complex comprised of the Alg7 GlcNAc phosphotransferase and the heterodimeric Alg13/Alg14 UDP-GlcNAc transferase on the cytosolic face of the(More)
Sporulation of the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is a developmental process that generates gametes and that includes the formation of spore envelope precursors called the forespore membranes. Assembly and development of forespore membranes require vesicular trafficking from other intracellular membrane compartments. We have shown that(More)
Glycosylation site binding protein (GSBP) has been shown to be identical to protein disulfide isomerase (PDI; EC in a variety of multicellular organisms. We have utilized immunological and biochemical techniques to determine if GSBP and PDI are identical in yeast. Antiserum prepared against yeast GSBP identified in microsomes by its ability to be(More)
N-linked glycosylation requires the synthesis of an evolutionarily conserved lipid-linked oligosaccharide (LLO) precursor that is essential for glycoprotein folding and stability. Despite intense research, several of the enzymes required for LLO synthesis have not yet been identified. Here we show that two poorly characterized yeast proteins known to be(More)
A genomic DNA clone for protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was isolated by hybridization with synthesized oligonucleotide probes based on a partial amino acid sequence of yeast PDI. The introduction of a multiple copy plasmid carrying this fragment into yeast caused a tenfold increase in PDI specific activity and in the amount of(More)