Journal article

YEAST CELL-FREE NUCLEAR-PROTEIN IMPORT REQUIRES ATP HYDROLYSIS

JF GARCIABUSTOS, P WAGNER, MN HALL

EXPERIMENTAL CELL RESEARCH | ACADEMIC PRESS INC JNL-COMP SUBSCRIPTIONS | Published : 1991

Abstract

Saccharomyces cerevisiae nuclear proteins are shown to localize specifically to isolated yeast nuclei under conditions selective for nuclear proteins. Nuclear association is time- and temperature-dependent, requires ATP hydrolysis, and is abolished by protease pretreatment of nuclei. The nucleus-localized protein is translocated across the nuclear envelope as determined by inaccessibility to externally added immobilized protease. This cell-free system, consisting of components from an organism amenable to genetic analysis, will facilitate the study of the poorly understood mechanism of nuclear protein localization. The finding that ATP hydrolysis is required for nuclear import is the most di..

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