Nevzglyadova OV, et al. (2009)
Prion-associated proteins in yeast: comparative analysis of isogenic [PSI(+)] and [psi(-)] strains. Yeast
Abstract: A large group of prion-associated proteins was identified in yeast cells using a new approach, comparative analysis of pellet proteins of crude cell lysates in isogenic strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae differing by their prion composition. Two-dimensional (2D) electrophoresis followed by MALDI analysis of the pellet proteins of [PSI(+)] and [psi(-)] strains after prion elimination by GuHCl and prion transmission by cytoduction permitted identification of ca. 40 proteins whose aggregation state correlated with the change of prion(s) content. Approximately half of these proteins belonged to chaperones and to enzymes of glucose metabolism. Chaperones are known to be involved in prion metabolism and are expected to be present in prion-containing aggregates, but glucose metabolism enzymes are not predicted to be present. Nevertheless, several recent data suggest that their presence is not incidental. We detected six proteins involved in oxidative stress response and eight in translation. Also notable is a protease. Most of the identified proteins seem to be prion-associated, but we cannot exclude the possibility that several proteins may propagate as prions. Copyright (c) 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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