Gene Symbol: MOD5
Description: tRNA dimethylallyltransferase
Alias: tRNA dimethylallyltransferase
Species: Saccharomyces cerevisiae S288c

Top Publications

  1. Tolerico L, Benko A, Aris J, Stanford D, Martin N, Hopper A. Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mod5p-II contains sequences antagonistic for nuclear and cytosolic locations. Genetics. 1999;151:57-75 pubmed
    b>MOD5 encodes a tRNA modification activity located in three subcellular compartments. Alternative translation initiation generates Mod5p-I, located in the mitochondria and the cytosol, and Mod5p-II, located in the cytosol and nucleus...
  2. Suzuki G, Shimazu N, Tanaka M. A yeast prion, Mod5, promotes acquired drug resistance and cell survival under environmental stress. Science. 2012;336:355-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We identified Mod5, a yeast transfer RNA isopentenyltransferase lacking glutamine/asparagine-rich domains, as a yeast prion protein ..
  3. Pratt Hyatt M, Pai D, Haeusler R, Wozniak G, Good P, Miller E, et al. Mod5 protein binds to tRNA gene complexes and affects local transcriptional silencing. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013;110:E3081-9 pubmed publisher
    ..One of the proteins, Mod5, is a tRNA modifying enzyme that adds an N6-isopentenyl adenosine modification at position 37 on a small number of ..
  4. Dihanich M, Najarian D, Clark R, Gillman E, Martin N, Hopper A. Isolation and characterization of MOD5, a gene required for isopentenylation of cytoplasmic and mitochondrial tRNAs of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mol Cell Biol. 1987;7:177-84 pubmed
    The mod5-1 mutation is a nuclear mutation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae that reduces the biosynthesis of N6-(delta 2-isopentenyl)adenosine in both cytoplasmic and mitochondrial tRNAs to less than 1.5% of wild-type levels...
  5. Gustavsson M, Ronne H. Evidence that tRNA modifying enzymes are important in vivo targets for 5-fluorouracil in yeast. RNA. 2008;14:666-74 pubmed publisher
    ..This suggests that tRNA destabilization contributes to 5-FU cytotoxicity in wild-type cells and provides a possible explanation why hyperthermia can enhance the effect of 5-FU in cancer therapy. ..
  6. Lamichhane T, Blewett N, Maraia R. Plasticity and diversity of tRNA anticodon determinants of substrate recognition by eukaryotic A37 isopentenyltransferases. RNA. 2011;17:1846-57 pubmed publisher
    ..2)-isopentenylpyrophosphate transferase, IPPT superfamily) encoded by tit1(+) in Schizosaccharomyces pombe and MOD5 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, whose homologs are Escherichia coli miaA, the human tumor suppressor TRIT1, and the ..
  7. Zhou C, Huang R. Crystallographic snapshots of eukaryotic dimethylallyltransferase acting on tRNA: insight into tRNA recognition and reaction mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:16142-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, structural comparison of DMATase in the complex with unliganded bacterial DMATase provides a molecular basis of ordered substrate binding by DMATase. ..