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Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Mutants of Saccharomyces cerevisiae deficient in adenine phosphoribosyltransferase (A-PRT, EC 2,4,2,7) have been isolated following selection for resistance to 8-azaadenine in a prototrophic strain carrying the ade4-su allele of the gene coding for amidophosphoribosyltransferase (EC 2,4,2,14). The mutants were recessive and defined a single gene, apt1. They did not excrete purine when combined with ade4+. The mutants appeared to retain some A-PRT activity in crude extracts, and strains of the genotype ade2 apt1 responded to both adenine and hypoxanthine. Mutants deficient in adenine aminohydrolase (EC 3,5,4,2) activity, aah1, and hypoxanthine:guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (EC 2,4,2,8) activity, hpt1, were used to synthesize the genotypes apt1 hpt1 aah+ and apt1 hpt+ aah1. The absence of A-PRT activity in strains with these genotypes confirmed the hypothesis that the residual A-PRT activity of apt1 mutants was due to adenine aminohydrolase and hypoxanthine:guanine phosphoribosyltransferase acting in concert.[1]


  1. Adenine phosphoribosyltransferase mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Woods, R.A., Roberts, D.G., Stein, D.S., Filpula, D. J. Gen. Microbiol. (1984) [Pubmed]
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