Fungal pheromone mating factor receptors form a distinct family of G-protein coupled receptors.
Mating factor receptors, STE2 and STE3 are integral membrane proteins that may be involved in the response to mating factors on the cell membrane. The amino acid sequences of both receptors contain high proportions of hydrophobic residues grouped into 7 domains, in a manner reminiscent of the rhodopsins and other receptors believed to interact with G-proteins.
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- ↑ Burkholder AC, Hartwell LH (1985). The yeast alpha-factor receptor: structural properties deduced from the sequence of the STE2 gene. Nucleic Acids Res. 13 (23): 8463-8475.
- ↑ Herskowitz I, Marsh L (1988). STE2 protein of Saccharomyces kluyveri is a member of the rhodopsin/beta-adrenergic receptor family and is responsible for recognition of the peptide ligand alpha factor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 85 (11): 3855-3859.