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Fungal pheromone mating factor STE2 GPCR
Identifiers
Symbol STE2
Pfam PF02116
InterPro IPR000366
SCOP 1pjd

Fungal pheromone mating factor receptors form a distinct family of G-protein coupled receptors.

Mating factor receptors, STE2 and STE3 are integral membrane proteins that may be involved in the response to mating factors on the cell membrane[1][2][3]. The amino acid sequences of both receptors contain high proportions of hydrophobic residues grouped into 7 domains, in a manner reminiscent of the rhodopsins and other receptors believed to interact with G-proteins.

References

  1. ^ Nakayama N, Miyajima A, Arai K (1985). "Nucleotide sequences of STE2 and STE3, cell type-specific sterile genes from Saccharomyces cerevisiae". EMBO J. 4: 2643–2648.  
  2. ^ Burkholder AC, Hartwell LH (1985). "The yeast alpha-factor receptor: structural properties deduced from the sequence of the STE2 gene". Nucleic Acids Res. 13 (23): 8463–8475. doi:10.1093/nar/13.23.8463. PMID 3001640.  
  3. ^ Herskowitz I, Marsh L (1988). "STE2 protein of Saccharomyces kluyveri is a member of the rhodopsin/beta-adrenergic receptor family and is responsible for recognition of the peptide ligand alpha factor". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 85 (11): 3855–3859. doi:10.1073/pnas.85.11.3855. PMID 2836861.  

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