The PHO85 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae encodes a cyclin-dependent protein kinase that can interact with 10 different cyclins (Pcls). In conjunction with Pcl8p and Pcl10p, Pho85p phosphorylates and regulates glycogen synthase. Respiratory-deficient strains, such as coq3 mutants, have reduced glycogen stores and contain hyperphosphorylated and inactive glycogen synthase. We show here that pho85 coq3 mutants have dephosphorylated and active glycogen synthase yet do not maintain glycogen reserves. In contrast, deletion of PCL8 and PCL10 in the coq3 mutant background partially restores glycogen accumulation. This suggested the existence of inputs from Pho85p into glycogen storage, independent of Pcl8p and Pcl10p, and acting antagonistically.
- Cyclin-dependent protein kinase
- Respiratory mutant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology