Number of amino acids in Alpha factor mating pheromone

Value 36 Amino acids
Organism Budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Reference Chen P, Sapperstein SK, Choi JD, Michaelis S. Biogenesis of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae mating pheromone a-factor. J Cell Biol. 1997 Jan 27 136(2):251-69. Figure link - link PubMed ID9015298
Comments The mature a factor is 12 amino acids long, flanked by 21 amino acids on the N terminal and CaaX box (3 amino acids) on the C terminal. See figure link for sequence.
Entered by Uri M
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