Maize genomic fragments containing the regulatory and coding regions of a zein gene for a low size class 23-kd protein have been inserted in an interspecific Escherichia coli-Saccharomyces cerevisiae expression vector in different constructions. The presence of the inducible GAL1-10 upstream activation site (UAS) allows us to regulate differentially by carbon sources the transcription of the zein gene both under the plant promoter and under the yeast CYC-1 promoter. We found that the zein promoter region is properly recognized at the correct transcription start, while different termination points occur during transcription. The yeast UAS was also shown to function as a typical eukaryotic enhancer regardless of its distance or orientation with respect to the plant promoter. Yeast cells transformed by a plasmid containing a zein sequence fused to a short piece of the CYC-1 gene produced a fused polypeptide, of expected mol. wt, in variable amount from 0.2 to 5% depending on the growth phase conditions.
|Titolo:||Transcription and expression of zein sequences in yeast under natural plant or yeast promoters|
COMPAGNO, CONCETTA MARIA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/11 - Chimica e Biotecnologia delle Fermentazioni|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mar-1986|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|