A type 2A protein phosphatase gene from Aspergillus nidulans is involved in hyphal morphogenesis

Citation
E. Kosmidou et al., A type 2A protein phosphatase gene from Aspergillus nidulans is involved in hyphal morphogenesis, CURR GENET, 39(1), 2001, pp. 25-34
Citations number
50
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Journal title
CURRENT GENETICS
ISSN journal
0172-8083 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
25 - 34
Database
ISI
SICI code
0172-8083(200102)39:1<25:AT2PPG>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
A PCR-based approach, using degenerate oligonucleotide primers, was used to isolate fragments of two genes encoding type 2A protein phosphatases from the filamentous fungus, Aspergillus nidulans. The complete genomic sequence of one of these genes, pphA, was isolated and characterised. The pphA gene was predicted to encode a 329-residue protein which is about 85% identical to mammalian protein phosphatase 2A. Ectopic expression of the wild-type p phA(+) gene slightly inhibited growth in some transformants; but a mutant f orm of pphA, in which R259 was mutated to Q, led to slow growth, delayed ge rm tube emergence and mitotic defects at low temperature. These results ind icate that the pphA(+) gene plays an important role in hyphal growth.