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MFA2 protein (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) - STRING interaction network
"MFA2" - Mating pheromone a-factor, made by a cells in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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MFA2Mating pheromone a-factor, made by a cells; interacts with alpha cells to induce cell cycle arrest and other responses leading to mating; biogenesis involves C-terminal modification, N-terminal proteolysis, and export; also encoded by MFA1; The active factor is excreted into the culture medium by haploid cells of the A mating type and acts on cells of the opposite mating type (type alpha). It mediates the conjugation process between the two types by inhibiting the initiation of DNA synthesis in type alpha cells and synchronizing them with type A (38 aa)    
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MFA1
Mating pheromone a-factor, made by a cells; interacts with alpha cells to induce cell cycle arrest and other responses leading to mating; biogenesis involves C-terminal modification, N-terminal proteolysis, and export; also encoded by MFA2; The active factor is excreted into the culture medium by haploid cells of the A mating type and acts on cells of the opposite mating type (type alpha). It mediates the conjugation process between the two types by inhibiting the initiation of DNA synthesis in type alpha cells and synchronizing them with type A (36 aa)
     
0.998
STE2
Receptor for alpha-factor pheromone; seven transmembrane-domain GPCR that interacts with both pheromone and a heterotrimeric G protein to initiate the signaling response that leads to mating between haploid a and alpha cells; Receptor for the peptide pheromone alpha factor, the mating factor of yeast (431 aa)
     
   
  0.997
STE6
Plasma membrane ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter required for the export of a-factor, catalyzes ATP hydrolysis coupled to a-factor transport; contains 12 transmembrane domains and two ATP binding domains; expressed only in MATa cells; STE6 is required in yeast MATA cells for production of A-factor pheromone. STE6 is involved in the transport of the farnesyl-derivation of the A-factor pheromone (1290 aa)
     
   
  0.985
AGA2
Adhesion subunit of a-agglutinin of a-cells, C-terminal sequence acts as a ligand for alpha-agglutinin (Sag1p) during agglutination, modified with O-linked oligomannosyl chains, linked to anchorage subunit Aga1p via two disulfide bonds; Receptor binding subunit of the a-agglutinin heterodimer. S.cerevisiae a and alpha cells express the complementary cell surface glycoproteins a-agglutinin and alpha- agglutinin, respectively, which interact with one another to promote cellular aggregation during mating (87 aa)
     
   
  0.979
BAR1
Aspartyl protease secreted into the periplasmic space of mating type a cells, helps cells find mating partners, cleaves and inactivates alpha factor allowing cells to recover from alpha-factor-induced cell cycle arrest; This protein called "barrier activity" is excreted by yeast cells mating type a. It is probably a protease that cleaves alpha-factor and thus acts as an antagonist of this mating pheromone and establishes optimal pheromone concentration for conjugation (587 aa)
     
   
  0.974
STE3
Receptor for a factor pheromone, couples to MAP kinase cascade to mediate pheromone response; transcribed in alpha cells and required for mating by alpha cells, ligand bound receptors endocytosed and recycled to the plasma membrane; GPCR; Receptor for the peptide pheromone a factor (470 aa)
         
  0.965
ASG7
Protein that regulates signaling from a G protein beta subunit Ste4p and its relocalization within the cell; specific to a-cells and induced by alpha-factor; Required for receptor inhibition of inappropriately expressed a-factor receptor (STE3) in MAT a cells. Inhibits signaling by relocalizing the G protein beta-gamma (STE4-STE18) subunit to intracellular mebranes. May also be a mechanism for the down-regulation of the mating pheromone response after the zygotic fusion event, promoting the transition of the new diploid cell to vegetative growth (209 aa)
     
   
  0.907
HMRA1
Silenced copy of a1 at HMR; homeobox corepressor that interacts with Alpha2p to repress haploid-specific gene transcription in diploid cells; Mating type proteins are sequence specific DNA-binding proteins that act as master switches in yeast differentiation by controlling gene expression in a cell type-specific fashion. Silenced copy of A1 at HMR (126 aa)
     
   
  0.883
XRN1
Evolutionarily-conserved 5’-3’ exonuclease component of cytoplasmic processing (P) bodies involved in mRNA decay; plays a role in microtubule-mediated processes, filamentous growth, ribosomal RNA maturation, and telomere maintenance; Multifunctional protein that exhibits several independent functions at different levels of the cellular processes. 5’-3’ exonuclease component of the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) which is a highly conserved mRNA degradation pathway, an RNA surveillance system whose role is to identify and rid cells of mRNA with premature termination codons and thus p [...] (1528 aa)
       
 
  0.845
DCP2
Catalytic subunit of the Dcp1p-Dcp2p decapping enzyme complex, which removes the 5’ cap structure from mRNAs prior to their degradation; member of the Nudix hydrolase family; Catalytic component of the decapping complex necessary for the degradation of mRNAs, both in normal mRNA turnover and in nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (PubMed-10508173, PubMed-11139489, PubMed-11741542). Removes the 7-methyl guanine cap structure from mRNA molecules, yielding a 5’-phosphorylated mRNA fragment and 7m- GDP (PubMed-12554866). Decapping is the major pathway of mRNA degradation in yeast and occurs throu [...] (970 aa)
       
 
  0.801
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae
NCBI taxonomy Id: 4932
Other names: Candida robusta, Pachytichospora, S. cerevisiae, Saccharomyces, Saccharomyces capensis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Saccharomyces italicus, Saccharomyces oviformis, Saccharomyces uvarum var. melibiosus, lager beer yeast, yeast
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