In a previous study, we isolated a Schizosaccharomyces pombe mutant defective in protein galactosylation. From an S. pombe genomic library, we cloned the gms1+ gene which restored the galactosylation of cell wall glycoproteins. Gms1 protein shares significant sequence similarity with human UDP-galactose and murine CMP-sialic acid transporters. The fission yeast strains deleted for the gms1+ gene lacked galactose residues in sell surface glycoproteins and were significantly decreased in UDP-galactose transport activity. These results showed that the gms1+ encodes an UDP-galactose transporter, and this protein appears to be an essential role for the incorporation of UDP-galactose into the lumen of Golgi in S. pombe.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 6 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology