mannosylinositol phosphorylceramide synthase catalytic subunit CSH1, YBR161W
Mannosylinositol phosphorylceramide (MIPC) synthase catalytic subunit; forms a complex with regulatory subunit Csg2p; function in sphingolipid biosynthesis is overlapping with that of Sur1p; CSH1 has a paralog, SUR1, that arose from the whole genome duplication
GO Process (2)
GO Function (2)
GO Component (2)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S288c)


VPL31, VPT9, guanine nucleotide exchange factor VPS9, L000002659, YML097C
Guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF); involved in vesicle-mediated vacuolar transport, including Golgi-endosome trafficking and sorting through the multivesicular body (MVB); specifically stimulates the intrinsic guanine nucleotide exchange activity of Rab family members (Vps21p/Ypt52p/Ypt53p); partially redundant with GEF MUK1; required for localization of the CORVET complex to endosomes; similar to mammalian ras inhibitors; contains a VPS9 domain; binds ubiquitin
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S288c)

Synthetic Lethality

A genetic interaction is inferred when mutations or deletions in separate genes, each of which alone causes a minimal phenotype, result in lethality when combined in the same cell under a given condition.


Synthesis of mannosylinositol phosphorylceramides is involved in maintenance of cell integrity of yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Morimoto Y, Tani M

Complex sphingolipids play important roles in many physiologically important events in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In this study, we screened yeast mutant strains showing a synthetic lethal interaction with loss of mannosylinositol phosphorylceramide (MIPC) synthesis and found that a specific group of glycosyltransferases involved in the synthesis of mannan-type N-glycans is essential for the growth of cells lacking MIPC synthases (Sur1 ... [more]

Mol. Microbiol. Feb. 01, 2015; 95(4);706-22 [Pubmed: 25471153]


  • Low Throughput

Ontology Terms

  • phenotype: inviable (APO:0000112)

Additional Notes

  • SGA with sur1 csh1 double mutant as query
  • Table 1
  • genetic complex

Curated By

  • BioGRID