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Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells contain two homologues of the mammalian t-SNARE protein SNAP-25, encoded by the SEC9 and SPO20 genes. Although both gene products participate in post-Golgi vesicle fusion events, they cannot substitute for one another; Sec9p is active primarily in vegetative cells while Spo20p functions only during sporulation. We have(More)
The crystal structure of the synaptic SNARE complex reveals a parallel four-helix coiled-coil arrangement; buried in the hydrophobic core of the complex is an unusual ionic layer composed of three glutamines and one arginine, each provided by a separate alpha-helix. The presence of glutamine or arginine residues in this position is highly conserved across(More)
In a screen for suppressors of a temperature-sensitive mutation in the yeast SNAP-25 homolog, Sec9, we have identified a gain-of-function mutation in the yeast synaptobrevin homolog, Snc2. The genetic properties of this suppression point to a specific interaction between the C-termini of Sec9 and Snc2 within the SNARE complex. Biochemical analysis of(More)
Domain-specific Languages (DSLs) are languages specifically tailored for an application or expert domain. These can be implemented as compilers, which check the correctness of an input program and translates it to a target language. Manual testing of compilers is a time consuming and labor intensive task. This motivates the development of approaches to(More)