Journal article

Location-specific functions of the two forkhead-associated domains in rad53 checkpoint kinase signaling

Angela TY Tam, Brietta L Pike, Jorg Heierhorst

BIOCHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2008

Abstract

Signaling proteins often contain multiple modular protein-protein interaction domains of the same type. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae checkpoint kinase Rad53 contains two phosphothreonine-binding forkhead-associated (FHA) domains. To investigate if the precise position of these domains relative to each other is important, we created three rad53 alleles in which FHA1 and FHA2 domains were individually or simultaneously transposed to the opposite location. All three mutants were approximately 100-fold hypersensitive to DNA lesions whose survival requires intact Rad53 FHA domain functions, but they were not hypersensitive to DNA damage that is addressed in an FHA domain-independent manner. FHA d..

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