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Penalosa-Ruiz, Georgina; Aranda, Cristina; Ongay-Larios, Laura; Colon, Maritrini; Quezada, Hector; Gonzalez, Alicia (2012)

PARALOGOUS ALT1 AND ALT2 RETENTION AND DIVERSIFICATION HAVE GENERATED CATALYTICALLY ACTIVE AND INACTIVE AMINOTRANSFERASES IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE

PLoS ONE 7(9):
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Gene duplication and the subsequent divergence of paralogous pairs play a central role in the evolution of novel gene functions. S. cerevisiae possesses two paralogous genes (ALT1/ALT2) which presumably encode alanine aminotransferases. It has been previously shown that Alt1 encodes an alanine aminotransferase, involved in alanine metabolism; however the physiological role of Alt2 is not known. Here we investigate whether ALT2 encodes an active alanine aminotransferase.