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Gene Review

CAD1  -  Cad1p

Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c

Synonyms: AP-1-like transcription activator YAP2, Cadmium resistance protein 1, D9461.12, Transcription factor CAD1, YAP2, ...
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Disease relevance of CAD1


High impact information on CAD1

  • Moreover, mutants in the proteasome are hypersensitive to cadmium, suggesting that cadmium resistance is mediated in part by degradation of abnormal proteins [2].
  • Our data explain the destabilizing properties of YAP2-type uORFs and also support a more general model for the mode of action of other known uORFs, such as those in the GCN4 mRNA [3].
  • Release of post-termination ribosomes from the YAP2 5'UTR causes accelerated decay which is largely independent of the termination modulator gene UPF1 [3].
  • The 5' untranslated region (5'UTR) of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene encoding the AP1-like transcription factor Yap2 contains two upstream open reading frames (uORF1 and uORF2) [3].
  • The YAP2-type of uORF functions as a cis-acting element that attenuates gene expression at the level of mRNA turnover via termination-dependent decay [3].

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Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of CAD1

  • We conclude that while Yap1p and Yap2p may have some overlapping functions they are clearly not redundant and, more generally, that DNA microarray analysis will be an important tool for distinguishing the functions of the large numbers of highly conserved genes found in all eukaryotic genomes [16].
  • Discrimination between paralogs using microarray analysis: application to the Yap1p and Yap2p transcriptional networks [16].
  • By site-directed mutagenesis, it appeared that the mutation conferring cadmium resistance was a R970G-substitution in the C-terminal region of Pca1 protein [17].


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  17. The cadmium-resistant gene, CAD2, which is a mutated putative copper-transporter gene (PCA1), controls the intracellular cadmium-level in the yeast S. cerevisiae. Shiraishi, E., Inouhe, M., Joho, M., Tohoyama, H. Curr. Genet. (2000) [Pubmed]
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