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Aep3p-dependent translation of yeast mitochondrial ATP8

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Barros, Mario H. ; Tzagoloff, Alexander
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL; v. 28, n. 11, p. 1426-1434, JUN 1 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Translation of mitochondrial gene products in Saccharomyces cerevisiae depends on mRNA-specific activators that bind to the 5' untranslated regions and promote translation on mitochondrial ribosomes. Here we find that Aep3p, previously shown to stabilize the bicistronic ATP8-ATP6 mRNA and facilitate initiation of translation from unformylated methionine, also activates specifically translation of ATP8. This is supported by several lines of evidence. Temperature-sensitive aep3 mutants are selectively blocked in incorporating {[}S-35] methionine into Atp8p at nonpermissive but not at the permissive temperature. This phenotype is not a consequence of defective transcription or processing of the pre-mRNA. Neither is it explained by turnover of Aep3p, as evidenced by the failure of aep3 mutants to express a recoded ARG8(m) when this normally nuclear gene is substituted for ATP8 in mitochondrial DNA. Finally, translational of ATP8 mRNA in aep3 mutants is partially rescued by recoded allotopic ATP8 (nATP8) in a high-expression plasmid or in a CEN plasmid in the presence of recessive mutations in genes involved in stability and polyadenylation of RNA. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/09482-8 - Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model for mitochondrial translation studies
Grantee:Mario Henrique de Barros
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/07937-8 - Redoxome - Redox Processes in Biomedicine
Grantee:Ohara Augusto
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC