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Sumoylation of transcription factor Gcn4 facilitates its Srb10-mediated clearance from promoters in yeast.

Authors:
Rosonina E, Duncan SM, Manley JL
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Genes & development

Abstract

The small ubiquitin-related modifier (SUMO) is a conserved factor that post-translationally regulates proteins involved in many cellular processes, including gene transcription. We previously demonstrated that promoter-bound factors become sumoylated during activation of inducible genes in yeast, but the identity of these factors, and the role of sumoylation in their function, was unknown. Here we show that the transcriptional activator Gcn4 is sumoylated on two specific lysine residues and in a manner that depends on its ability to bind DNA, indicating that sumoylation occurs after Gcn4 binding to target promoters. Importantly, this functions to facilitate the subsequent removal of the activator from these promoters after recruitment of RNA polymerase II, which can prevent inappropriate transcription of target genes. Furthermore, we show that clearance of sumoylated Gcn4 requires the protein kinase and Mediator complex subunit Srb10, linking activator removal with target gene transcription. Our study demonstrates an unexpected role for protein sumoylation in the process of transcriptional activation.

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