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Research Profiling Phosphoproteins of Yeast Mitochondria Reveals a Role of Phosphorylation in Assembly



Mitochondria are crucial for numerous cellular processes, yet the regulation of mitochondrial functions is only understood in part. Recent studies indicated that the number of mitochondrial phosphoproteins is higher than expected; however, the effect of reversible phosphorylation on mitochondrial structure and function has only been defined in a few cases. It is thus crucial to determine authentic protein phosphorylation sites from highly purified mitochondria in a genetically tractable organism. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a major model organism for the analysis of mitochondrial functions. We isolated highly pure yeast mitochondria and performed a systematic analysis of phosphorylation sites by a combination of different enrichment strategies and mass spectrometry. We identified 80 phosphorylation sites in 48 differen

Year: 2013
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