Transcription regulation of a yeast gene from a downstream location.

TitleTranscription regulation of a yeast gene from a downstream location.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsShetty A, Swaminathan A, Lopes JM
JournalJ Mol Biol
Date Published2013 Feb 8
KeywordsGene Expression Regulation, Fungal, Inositol, Membrane Proteins, Myo-Inositol-1-Phosphate Synthase, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins, Transcription, Genetic

Mechanisms for coregulation of transcription of tandem genes in yeast remain largely speculative. This study focused on inositol-mediated regulation of the tandem gene pair SNA3-INO1. While the pattern of regulation of these two genes was similar, results showed that intermediate levels of inositol repressed INO1 and induced SNA3. Results also showed that inositol-mediated regulation of the SNA3 gene was not a function of its promoter but occurred from factors within the SNA3-INO1 intergenic region. The basic helix-loop-helix proteins, Ino2p and Ino4p, mediated this regulation through the upstream activation sequence (UAS)(INO) (E-box) sequences in the intergenic region. These results provide a model for studying coregulation of yeast tandem genes. This is especially significant given that many tandem gene pairs in yeast are coregulated even though context-specific UAS sequences are known only for one gene in the pair.

Alternate JournalJ. Mol. Biol.
PubMed ID23174187