Stabilizing factor, a 9 kDa protein, stabilizes and facilitates formation of the complex between mitochondrial ATP synthase and its intrinsic inhibitor protein. A clone containing the gene encoding the 9 kDa protein was selected from a yeast genomic library to determine the structure of its precursor protein. As deduced from the nucleotide sequence, the precursor of the yeast 9 kDa stabilizing factor contains 86 amino acid residues and has a molecular weight of 10,062. From the predicted sequence we infer that the stabilizing factor precursor contains a presequence of 23 amino acid residues at its amino terminus. We also used S1 mapping to determine the initiation site of transcription under glucose-repressed or derepressed conditions. These experiments suggest that transcription of this gene starts at three different sites and that only one of them is not affected by the presence of glucose.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of biochemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology