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ERG6 S-adenosyl-methionine delta-24-sterol-c-methyltransferase 
Alias:ISE1; LEM4; LIS1; SED6; YM9571.10
Classification:known protein | 5422 Entries | Evi | PUBMED
Feature Type:CDS
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Paralogs (11.8 %) ;  |  Homologs in   Hemiascomycota (96.9 %);  Basidiomycota (47.8 %);  Fungi (96.9 %);  Eukaryota (96.9 %);  Plants (44.9 %);  Mammalia (15.4 %);  Human (14.6 %);  Bacteria (20.1 %);  All except yeast (96.9 %)

  • similarity to A.thaliana sterol-C-methyltransferase
Functional Classification:
    ..lipid, fatty acid and isoprenoid metabolism
    ....isoprenoid metabolism
    ......tetracyclic and pentacyclic triterpenes (cholesterin, steroids and hopanoids) metabolism | 36 Entries | Evi
EC Number:
  • Transferases
    ..Transferring One-Carbon Groups
    ......sterol 24-C-methyltransferase | 1 Entry | Evi
  • carries out methylation of zymosterol as part of the ergosterol biosynthesis pathway. S-adenosyl-L-methionine + 5-alpha-cholesta-8,24-dien-3-beta-ol = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + 24-methylene-5-alpha-cholest-8-en-3-beta-ol
Localization:  ERG6 localization details
  • cytoplasm
  • ER
  • mitochondria
  • lipid particles
  • ergosterol probably modifies membrane fluidity and permeability
  • steroidal alkaloids are potent inhibitors of SMT enzyme activity | PUBMED
  • good match to conserved motifs of methyltransferases | PUBMED
Phenotypes:  Disruption: ERG6 details
  • viable
  • null mutant has normal membrane morphology but grows slower
  • null mutant makes cells sensitive to brefeldin, similar to mammalian cells
  • erg6 trp- cells are cold-sensitive tryptophan auxotrophs, growing at 37 but not at 30deg
  • mutants of ERG6 and ERG2 accumulate zymosterol
  • mutants are supersensitive to the cell cycle START inhibitor nalidixic acid
  • mutants arrested with at START by nalidixic acid have impaired adaptation response
  • null mutants show defective conjugation, hypersensitivity to cycloheximide, resistance to nystatin, and defective tryptophan uptake
  • mutations cause increased sodium and lithium uptake
  • erg6 cells treated with Brefeldin A lose viability and secretory proteins accumulate in endoplasmic reticulum and early Golgi
  • null mutant is salt sensitive
  • mRNA levels of ERG3 are 9-fold increased in erg mutants or wild-type cells treated with antifungal drugs inhibiting ergosterol biosynthesis
  • Cell morphology and organelle mutants
    ..Cell wall mutants
    ....Osmotic sensitivity (Osm) | 43 Entries
  • Carbohydrate and lipid biosynthesis defects
    ..Nystatin resistance | 2 Entries
  • Sensitivity to aminoacid analogs and other drugs
    ....Cycloheximide sensitivity | 10 Entries
  • Sensitivity to aminoacid analogs and other drugs
    ..other aminoacid analogs and other drugs | 51 Entries
  • overexpression suppresses growth defect of erd2 in the absence of Erd2p
  • overexpressors show accumulation of Golgi-related membrane
  • overproduction does not relieve nalidixic acid inhibition
  • overexpression confers increased salt tolerance
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Physical Features
Coordinates:252990 - 251839 (C)
Length:1152 nt
Exon Coordinates:252990 - 251839
GC Content:41.1 %
Protein Length:383 aa
Isoelectric Point:5.54
Molecular Weight:43430.9 Da
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Literature | References
CYGD curated Lit.:PubMed
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Sequence References:
EMBL: X74249
EMBL: X74249
EMBL: Z49810
PIR: S42003
NCBI: NP_013706
Additional Links:
  • SGD - Saccharomyces Genome Database
  • YGOB - Yeast Gene Order Browser
  • yMGV - yeast Microarray Global Viewer

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