The yeast eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B translation initiation complex interacts with the fatty acid synthesis enzyme YBR159W and endoplasmic reticulum membranes.

Browne CM, Samir P, Fites JS, Villarreal SA, Link AJ
Mol Cell Biol. 2013 33 (5): 1041-56

PMID: 23263984 · PMCID: PMC3623073 · DOI:10.1128/MCB.00811-12

Using affinity purifications coupled with mass spectrometry and yeast two-hybrid assays, we show the Saccharomyces cerevisiae translation initiation factor complex eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2B (eIF2B) and the very-long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA) synthesis keto-reductase enzyme YBR159W physically interact. The data show that the interaction is specifically between YBR159W and eIF2B and not between other members of the translation initiation or VLCFA pathways. A ybr159wΔ null strain has a slow-growth phenotype and a reduced translation rate but a normal GCN4 response to amino acid starvation. Although YBR159W localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane, subcellular fractionation experiments show that a fraction of eIF2B cofractionates with lipid membranes in a YBR159W-independent manner. We show that a ybr159wΔ yeast strain and other strains with null mutations in the VLCFA pathway cause eIF2B to appear as numerous foci throughout the cytoplasm.

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3-Hydroxyacyl CoA Dehydrogenases Endoplasmic Reticulum Eukaryotic Initiation Factor-2B Fatty Acids Protein Interaction Mapping Saccharomyces cerevisiae Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins

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