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题名:Destruction or Potentiation of Different Prions Catalyzed by Similar Hsp104 Remodeling Activities
作者:James Shorter and Susan Lindquist
来源:Molecular Cell 2006 23: 425-438.
URL :http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WSR-4KJM87C-F&_coverDate=08%2F04%2F2006&_alid=446973396&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_qd=1&_cdi=7053&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000058795&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=2787589&md5=f7c9ff44565f95650c18333f80ed95ac
日期:060930
摘要:Yeast prions are protein-based genetic elements that self-perpetuate changes in protein conformation and function. A protein-remodeling factor, Hsp104, controls the inheritance of several yeast prions, including those formed by Sup35 and Ure2. Perplexingly, deletion of Hsp104 eliminates Sup35 and Ure2 prions, whereas overexpression of Hsp104 purges cells of Sup35 prions, but not Ure2 prions. Here, we used pure components to dissect how Hsp104 regulates prion formation, growth, and division. For both Sup35 and Ure2, Hsp104 catalyzes de novo prion nucleation from soluble, native protein. Using a distinct mechanism, Hsp104 fragments both prions to generate new prion assembly surfaces. For Sup35, the fragmentation endpoint is an ensemble of noninfectious, amyloid-like aggregates and soluble protein that cannot replicate conformation. In vivid distinction, the endpoint of Ure2 fragmentation is short prion fibers with enhanced infectivity and self-replicating ability. These advances explain the distinct effects of Hsp104 on the inheritance of the two prions.

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