1 March 2007 SGT2 and MDY2 interact with molecular chaperone YDJ1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Shen-Ting Liou, Ming-Yuan Cheng, Chung Wang
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In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Sgt2 was thought to be the homologue of vertebrate SGT (small glutamine tetratricopeptide repeat–containing protein). SGT has been known to interact with both Hsp70 and Hsp90. However, it was not clear whether Sgt2 might have a similar capacity. Here, we showed that Ssa1/Ssa2 (yeast heat shock cognate [Hsc]70), Hsc82 (yeast Hsp90), and Hsp104 coprecipitated with Sgt2 from yeast lysates. Another molecular chaperone, Ydj1, known to interact with Ssa1 and Hsc82, also coprecipitated with Sgt2. Synthetic lethality between SGT2 and YDJ1 was observed after the cells were under stress, although Sgt2 might not interact physically with Ydj1. We also found that Mdy2 interacted with the N-terminal region of Sgt2 and that Mdy2 appeared to interact physically with Ydj1. Mdy2 therefore may mediate the association of Ydj1 and Sgt2. In addition, the mating efficiency of mdy2Δ, sgt2Δ, and mdy2Δsgt2Δ strains was reduced to a similar extent. Compared with mdy2Δ and ydj1Δ cells, ydj1Δmdy2Δ cells, however, showed a further suppression in mating efficiency. Moreover, MDY2 interacted genetically with YDJ1. These results suggest that protein complexes containing Sgt2 and Mdy2 bring molecular chaperones together to carry out certain chaperoning functions.

Shen-Ting Liou, Ming-Yuan Cheng, and Chung Wang "SGT2 and MDY2 interact with molecular chaperone YDJ1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae," Cell Stress & Chaperones 12(1), 59-70, (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.1379/CSC-220R.1
Received: 31 July 2006; Accepted: 1 November 2006; Published: 1 March 2007

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