, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 101-107

The expression of a specific 2-deoxyglucose-6P phosphatase prevents catabolite repression mediated by 2-deoxyglucose in yeast

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2-deoxyglucose (2-DOG), a non-metabolize analogue of glucose, is taken up by yeast using the same transporter(s) as glucose and is phosphorylated by hexokinases producing 2-deoxyglucose-6-P. We found that in DOG R yeasts, 2-DOG was not able to trigger glucose repression, even at concentrations of 0.5%. This result suggests that the specific 2-DOG-6P phosphatase, the enzyme responsible for the DOG R phenotype, may be involved in inhibiting the process of catabolite repression mediated by 2-DOG

Communicated by F. K. Zimmermann