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The Pichia pastoris PER6 gene product is a peroxisomal integral membrane protein essential for peroxisome biogenesis and has sequence similarity to the Zellweger syndrome protein PAF-1

Waterham, H. R., Vries, Y. D., Russell, K. A., Xie, W., Veenhuis, M. & Cregg, J. M., May-1996, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 804, 5, p. 2527-2536 10 p.

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  • Hans R. Waterham
  • Yne de Vries
  • Kimberly A. Russell
  • Weiqiao Xie
  • Marten Veenhuis
  • James M. Cregg

We report the cloning of PER6, a gene essential for peroxisome biogenesis in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. The PER6 sequence predicts that its product Per6p is a 52-kDa polypeptide with the cysteine-rich C3HC4 motif, Per6p has significant overall sequence similarity with the human peroxisome assembly factor PAF-1, a protein that is defective in certain patients suffering from the peroxisomal disorder Zellweger syndrome, and with carl, a protein required for peroxisome biogenesis and caryogamy in the filamentous fungus Podospora anserina, In addition, the C3HC4 motif and two of the three membrane-spanning segments predicted for Per6p align with the C3HC4 motifs and the two membrane-spanning segments predicted for PAF-1 and carl, Like PAF-I, Per6p is a peroxisomal integral membrane protein. In methanol- or oleic acid-induced cells of per6 mutants, morphologically recognizable peroxisomes are absent, Instead, peroxisomal remnants are observed, In addition, peroxisomal matrix proteins are synthesized but located in the cytosol, The similarities between Per6p and PAL-I in amino acid sequence and biochemical properties, and between mutants defective in their respective genes, suggest that Per6p is the putative yeast homolog of PAF 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2527-2536
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume804
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May-1996

    Keywords

  • YEAST HANSENULA-POLYMORPHA, TARGETING SIGNAL, SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE, 3-KETOACYL-COA THIOLASE, IMPORT, MEMBER, TRANSPORTERS, DISORDERS, BINDING, MATRIX

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