We have tested yeast secretory mutants, which define different stages of the secretory pathway, for their levels of vacuolar trehalase activity. Mutations that cause accumulation of secretory proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum or in the Golgi body lead to diminished vacuolar trehalase activity. Mutations that cause accumulation of secretory vesicles have no effect on vacuolar trehalase activity. None of the mutations affects cytoplasmic trehalase activity. These results provide further evidence for the existence of a compartmentalized trehalase in yeast, and demonstrate that the enzyme enters the secretory pathway.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology