Stable ester conjugate between the Saccharomyces cerevisiae RAD6 protein and ubiquitin has no biological activity.

The RAD6 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which encodes a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, is required for DNA repair, DNA damage-induced mutagenesis and sporulation. To evaluate the biological relevance of the thioester adduct between RAD6 protein and ubiquitin, formed as an obligatory, transient intermediate during ubiquitin conjugation to substrates, we… CONTINUE READING