eIF4Es and Their Interactors from Yeast Species

  • Daniela Ross
  • Michael AltmannEmail author


Beside a general eIF4E gene version which allows for regular cap-dependent translation, yeast species show a remarkable variety of eIF4E genes which might exert specialized functions such as to downregulate eIF4E-activity or even repress specific mRNAs. Additionally, 4E-BPs (eIF4E binding proteins) modulate mRNA activity and might help certain yeast species to adapt to a large variation of possible stress conditions. In that sense, lower eukaryotes reflect the variety of regulatory mechanism for cap-dependent translation encountered among other eukaryotes.


Yeast Species Amino Terminus Specific mRNAs Carboxy Terminus Primary Amino Acid Sequence 
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This work was supported by Swiss National Foundation grant 31003A_146722/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Biochemie und Molekulare Medizin (IBMM)University of BernBernSwitzerland

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