The CDC25 gene is transcribed at a very low level in S. cerevisiae cells. We have studied the effects of an overexpression of this regulatory gene by cloning either the whole CDC25 open reading frame (pIND25-2 plasmid) or its 3′ terminal portion (pIND25-1 plasmid) under the control of the inducible strong GAL promoter. The strain transformed with pIND25-2 produced high levels of CDC25 specific mRNA, induced by galactose. This strain does not show any apparent alteration of growth, both in glucose and in galactose. Instead the yeast cells transformed with pIND25-1, that overexpress the 3′ terminal part of CDC25 gene, grow very slowly in galactose medium, while they grow normally in glucose medium. The nucleotides were extracted from transformed cells, separated by HPLC and quantitated. The ATP/ADP and GTP/GDP ratios were almost identical in control and in pIND25-2 transformed strains growing in glucose and in galactose, while the strain that overexpresses the 3′ terminal portion of CDC25 gene showed a decrease of ATP/ADP ratio and a partial depletion of the GTP pool. The disruption of RAS genes was only partially able to 'cure' this phenotype. A ras2-ts1, ras1:URA3 strain, transformed with pIND25-1 plasmid, was able to grow in galactose at 36°C. These results suggest that the carboxy-terminal domain of the CDC25 protein could stimulate an highly unregulated GTPase activity in yeast cells by interacting not only with RAS gene products but also with some other yeast G-proteins

Frascotti, G., Coccetti, P., Vanoni, M., Alberghina, L., & Martegani, E. (1991). The overexpression of the 3' terminal region of the CDC25 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae causes growth inhibition and alteration of purine nucleotides pools. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA, N. GENE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION, 1089(2), 206-212 [10.1016/0167-4781(91)90009-B].

The overexpression of the 3' terminal region of the CDC25 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae causes growth inhibition and alteration of purine nucleotides pools

FRASCOTTI, GIANNI;COCCETTI, PAOLA;ALBERGHINA, LILIA;MARTEGANI, ENZO
1991

Abstract

The CDC25 gene is transcribed at a very low level in S. cerevisiae cells. We have studied the effects of an overexpression of this regulatory gene by cloning either the whole CDC25 open reading frame (pIND25-2 plasmid) or its 3′ terminal portion (pIND25-1 plasmid) under the control of the inducible strong GAL promoter. The strain transformed with pIND25-2 produced high levels of CDC25 specific mRNA, induced by galactose. This strain does not show any apparent alteration of growth, both in glucose and in galactose. Instead the yeast cells transformed with pIND25-1, that overexpress the 3′ terminal part of CDC25 gene, grow very slowly in galactose medium, while they grow normally in glucose medium. The nucleotides were extracted from transformed cells, separated by HPLC and quantitated. The ATP/ADP and GTP/GDP ratios were almost identical in control and in pIND25-2 transformed strains growing in glucose and in galactose, while the strain that overexpresses the 3′ terminal portion of CDC25 gene showed a decrease of ATP/ADP ratio and a partial depletion of the GTP pool. The disruption of RAS genes was only partially able to 'cure' this phenotype. A ras2-ts1, ras1:URA3 strain, transformed with pIND25-1 plasmid, was able to grow in galactose at 36°C. These results suggest that the carboxy-terminal domain of the CDC25 protein could stimulate an highly unregulated GTPase activity in yeast cells by interacting not only with RAS gene products but also with some other yeast G-proteins
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CDC25 gene; Cell cycle; cyclic AMP; G-protein; Growth control
English
Frascotti, G., Coccetti, P., Vanoni, M., Alberghina, L., & Martegani, E. (1991). The overexpression of the 3' terminal region of the CDC25 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae causes growth inhibition and alteration of purine nucleotides pools. BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA, N. GENE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION, 1089(2), 206-212 [10.1016/0167-4781(91)90009-B].
Frascotti, G; Coccetti, P; Vanoni, M; Alberghina, L; Martegani, E
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