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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Regulation of glutamine-repressible gene products by the GLN3 function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Mutants of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae have been isolated which fail to derepress glutamine synthetase upon glutamine limitation. The mutations define a single nuclear gene, GLN3, which is located on chromosome 5 near HOM3 and HIS1 and is unlinked to the structural gene for glutamine synthetase, GLN1. The three gln3 mutations are recessive, and one is amber suppressible, indicating that the GLN3 product is a positive regulator of glutamine synthetase expression. Four polypeptides, in addition to the glutamine synthetase subunit are synthesized at elevated rates when GLN3+ cultures are shifted from glutamine to glutamate media as determined by pulse-labeling and one- and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. The response of all four proteins is blocked by gln3 mutations. In addition, the elevated NAD-dependent glutamate dehydrogenase activity normally found in glutamate-grown cells is not found in gln3 mutants. Glutamine limitation of gln1 structural mutants has the opposite effect, causing elevated levels of NAD-dependent glutamate dehydrogenase even in the presence of ammonia. We suggest that there is a regulatory circuit that responds to glutamine availability through the GLN3 product.[1]


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