A yeast gene encoding a putative RNA helicase of the “DEAD”-box family

Authors

  • Sabine Strahl-Bolsinger,

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    1. Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie und Pflanzenphysiologie der Universität, 8400 Regensburg, FRG
    • Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie und Pflanzenphysiologie der Universität, 8400 Regensburg, FRG
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  • Widmar Tanner

    1. Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie und Pflanzenphysiologie der Universität, 8400 Regensburg, FRG
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Abstract

An unknown open reading frame from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was identified and sequenced. The predicted amino acid sequence shows high homology to the DEAD-box family of proteins. Gene disruption revealed that the gene is not essential for yeast but necessary for normal cell growth.

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