Cln3 blocks IME1 transcription and the Ime1-Ume6 interaction to cause the sporulation incompetence in a sake yeast, Kyokai no.7

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Abstract

Industrial yeasts, including a sake yeast Kyokai no.7 (K7), are generally unable to sporulate. In K7 (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cells, IME1 transcription was not induced under sporulation conditions, and K7 cells partially restored sporulation ability when transformed with a multicopy plasmid bearing IME1. However, the mechanisms of sporulation incompetence in industrial yeasts are poorly understood. We demonstrated that the deletion of the G1 cyclin CLN3, a key activator of the cell cycle, allows K7 cells to induce IME1 transcription and sporulate under sporulation conditions. In K7 cells, CLN3 mRNA and protein were not down-regulated despite sporulation conditions. Moreover, using a two-hybrid assay, we found that Ime1-Ume6 interaction was promoted in Cln3-deficient K7 cells. Thus, Cln3 is involved in the mechanism underlying sporulation incompetence by inhibiting IME1 transcription and the Ime1-Ume6 interaction. Based on these findings, we hypothesize that the absence of transmission of nutrient starvation signals to CLN3 leads to sporulation incompetence in K7 cells.

Journal

  • Journal of bioscience and bioengineering

    Journal of bioscience and bioengineering 110(1), 1-7, 2010-07-25

    The Society for Biotechnology, Japan

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Cited by:  2

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007681414
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11307678
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    13891723
  • NDL Article ID
    10767325
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZP15(科学技術--化学・化学工業--醗酵・微生物工学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-S65
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  NII-ELS 
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