Independent regulation of full-length and 5′-truncated PAS5 mRNAs in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Yuxiang Liu, Kerong L. Gu, Carol L. Dieckmann

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Peroxisome assembly in Saccharomyces cerevisiae requires the products of several genes. In this report, the PAS5 gene has been characterized. The gene is on the left arm of chromosome X and encodes a polypeptide with similarity to the mammalian peroxisome assembly factor-1 (PAF-1). Two different length transcripts are produced from the yeast PAS5 gene. The longer mRNAs encompass an open reading frame, while the shorter transcripts initiate 46-110 base pairs downstream of the first in-frame AUG. The longer transcripts are induced four-fold on medium containing fatty acids as the sole carbon source, while the shorter transcripts are induced up to ten-fold on medium containing glycerol as a carbon source. The full-length coding sequence encodes a protein with a calculated molecular weight of 30-7 kDa. A protein of 25 kDa could be translated from the shorter transcripts and would lack a very acidic domain found in the ammo-terminal extension of the longer protein. The common portion of the proteins is very basic; the calculated pi of the longer polypeptide is 9-02 and that of the shorter protein is 10-06. The PAS5 GenBank accession number is M86538.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-143
Number of pages9
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1996


  • Peroxisome
  • Zellweger syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Genetics


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