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Title: A single base-pair change (ATG → ATC) nullifies the activity of cytosolic fumarase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Authors: Wu, M.
Wong, S.-M. 
Tan, H.-M.
Ting, R.
Issue Date: 1995
Citation: Wu, M., Wong, S.-M., Tan, H.-M., Ting, R. (1995). A single base-pair change (ATG → ATC) nullifies the activity of cytosolic fumarase in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 215 (2) : 578-590. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A respiratory defective pet mutant (W303VFUM1) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae deficient in fumarase was transformed with the plasmid construct pG5/ST7. This plasmid contains the entire FUM1 gene with only a single base pair change (ATG → ATC) confined to the putative second inframe translation initiation codon. While transformation of the fumarase deficient mutant with pG5/ST7 resulted in an elevation of fumarase activity in the mitochondria of the transformed strain, fumarase activity in the cytosol remained negligible. This result indicated that the cytosolic fumarase isoenzyme is synthesized exclusively from the second translation initiation codon of FUM1. Results of RACE-PCR of the 5' ends of FUM1 transcripts confirmed that the FUM1 gene synthesizes two distinct species of transcripts. These data provide strong evidence for the synthesis and targeting of two fumarase isomers.
Source Title: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
ISSN: 0006291X
DOI: 10.1006/bbrc.1995.2504
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