Yeast cells transformed by a plasmid containing a zein sequence fused to an hybrid yeast promoter GAL1-10/CYC1 accumulate, during a batch growth in galactose minimal medium, large amounts of zein only during a growth-limited phase that precede the entering into the stationary phase. We found that zein is fairly stable in yeast cells and the increased accumulation of zein polypeptide depends mainly upon a marked increase of its rate of synthesis. The increase of the rate of heterologous protein synthesis is not dependent on variation in the plasmid copy number and it is not related to the relative level of zein mRNA, indicating the existence of a postranscriptional regulation that modulates the translatability of this messenger RNA in function of the growth conditions. A possible explanation of this modulation is discussed in terms of a codon bias effect that slow-down the translation of heterologous mRNAs during the exponential phase of growth.
|Titolo:||Translational regulation of the expression of zein cloned in yeast under an inducible GAL promoter|
COMPAGNO, CONCETTA MARIA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Autoradiography; Base Sequence; DNA, Recombinant; Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel; Plasmids; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; Zein; Gene Expression Regulation; Promoter Regions, Genetic; Protein Biosynthesis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/11 - Chimica e Biotecnologia delle Fermentazioni|
|Data di pubblicazione:||31-lug-1987|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/0006-291X(87)90602-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|