Mapping of an internal protease cleavage site in the Ssy5p component of the amino acid sensor of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and functional characterization of the resulting pro- and protease domains by gain-of-function genetics.

@article{Poulsen2006MappingOA,
  title={Mapping of an internal protease cleavage site in the Ssy5p component of the amino acid sensor of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and functional characterization of the resulting pro- and protease domains by gain-of-function genetics.},
  author={Peter Poulsen and Leila Lo Leggio and Morten C. Kielland-Brandt},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={601-8}
}
Ssy5p is a 77-kDa protein believed to be a component of the SPS amino acid sensor complex in the plasma membrane of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Ssy5p has been suggested to be a chymotrypsin-like serine protease that activates the transcription factor Stp1p upon exposure of the yeast to extracellular amino acid. Here we overexpressed and partially purified Ssy5p to improve our understanding of its structure and function. Antibodies against Ssy5p expressed in Escherichia coli were isolated and used… CONTINUE READING