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RGA1  -  Rga1p

Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c

Synonyms: DBM1, O3290, Rho-type GTPase-activating protein 1, THE1, YOR127W, ...
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High impact information on RGA1

  • BEM2 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a Rho-type GTPase-activating protein that is required for proper bud site selection at 26 degrees C and for bud emergence at elevated temperatures [1].
  • Genetic and two-hybrid analyses indicate that an important target of Rga1p is Cdc42p, a p21 GTPase required for polarity establishment and bud emergence [2].
  • The pbs2 mutation enhanced the rga1 mutant phenotype, but by itself did not activate the pheromone pathway [2].
  • The nonaxial budding defect of dbm1 mutants can be rescued partially by overproduction of Bem3p and is exacerbated by its absence [3].
  • We show here that DBM1, which encodes another putative Rho-type GAP with two tandemly arranged cysteine-rich LIM domains, also is needed for proper bud site selection, as haploid cells lacking Dbm1p bud predominantly in a bipolar, rather than the normal axial, manner [3].

Biological context of RGA1

  • The LIM domain-containing Dbm1 GTPase-activating protein is required for normal cellular morphogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae [3].
  • Point mutations that alter single conserved cysteine residues within either LIM domain result in mutant forms of Dbm1p that can no longer function in bud site selection but instead are capable of rescuing the inviability of bem2 mutants at 35 degrees C [3].

Other interactions of RGA1

  • For example, deletion of RGA1, but not RGA2 or BEM3, caused hyperinvasive growth [4].


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