Biogenesis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mating Pheromone a-Factor

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae mating pheromone a-factor is a prenylated and carboxyl methylated extracellular peptide signaling molecule. Biogenesis of the a-factor precursor proceeds via a distinctive multistep pathway that involves COOH-terminal modification. NH2-terminal proteolysis, and a nonclassical export mechanism. In this study, we examine the… CONTINUE READING