Quanwen Jin: Facile manipulation of protein localization in fission yeast through binding of GFP-binding protein to GFP
Abstract: GFP-bindingprotein (or GBP) has been recently developed in various systems and organisms as an efficient tool to purify GFP-fusion proteins. Due to the high affinity between GBP and GFP or GFP variants, this GBP-based approach is also ideally suited to alter thelocalization of functional proteins in live cells. In order to facilitate the wide use of the GBP-targeting approach in the fissionyeastSchizosaccharomyces pombe, we developed a set of pFA6a-, pJK148- and pUC119-based vectors containing GBP- or GBP-mCherry-coding sequences and variants of inducible nmt1 or constitutive adh1 promoters that result in different levels of expression. The GBP or GBP-mCherry fragments can serve as cassettes for N- or C-terminal genomic tagging of genes of interest. We illustrated the application of these vectors in the construction of yeast strains with Dma1 or Cdc7 tagged with GBP-mCherry and efficient targeting of Dma1- or Cdc7-GBP-mCherry to the spindle pole body by Sid4-GFP. This series of vectors should help to facilitate the application of the GBP-targeting approach in manipulating proteinlocalization and the analysis of gene function in fissionyeast, at the level of single genes, as well as at a systematic scale.