We have found that yeast mutants that are defective in mannose outer chain elongation of N-linked glycoproteins show higher cell wall porosity than normal cells, and are hypersensitive to antibiotics with a large molecular weight; such as neomycin and geneticin. Wild-type yeast cells also showed enhanced sensitivity to neomycin in the presence of tunicamycin, an inhibitor of N-glycosylation, suggesting that the extent of N-glycosylation may affect the sensitivity of yeast cells to drugs and that sensitivity to neomycin may be an effective method for screening for yeast mutants defective in N-glycosylation. Pursuing this logic, we isolated neomycin-sensitive yeast mutants and screened them for defects in N-glycosylation. The neomycin-sensitive, N-glycosylation-defective mutants fell into 15 complementation groups including alleles of the previously isolated temperature-sensitive nes mutants nes10, nes17, and nes25. Gene cloning revealed that NES10 was identical to SEC20, which is involved in ER-Golgi protein transport. NES17 was identical to ALG1, which encodes a β-1,4-mannosyltransferase present in the ER. MSN17, a multicopy suppressor of nes17/alg1, was also isolated and found to be an allele of PSA1, which is involved in GDP-mannose synthesis. NES25 was identical to GUK1, which encodes a GMP kinase. Overexpression of MSN17 increased the GDP-mannose level in a wild-type strain by about threefold, and guk1 decreased the GDP-mannose level to one-fourth, suggesting a close relationship between GTP metabolism and mannose outer chain elongation; the link is presumably provided by the process of GDP-mannose transport in the Golgi membranes.
Molecular Genetics and Genomics – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 20, 1997
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera