MAR1, NAD-dependent histone deacetylase SIR2, L000001895, YDL042C
Conserved NAD+ dependent histone deacetylase of the Sirtuin family; involved in regulation of lifespan; plays roles in silencing at HML, HMR, telomeres, and the rDNA locus; negatively regulates initiation of DNA replication; functions as a regulator of autophagy like mammalian homolog SIRT1, and also of mitophagy; SIR2 has a paralog, HST1, that arose from the whole genome duplication
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S288c)


SMT4, L000001939, YIL031W
Peptidase that deconjugates Smt3/SUMO-1 peptides from proteins; plays a role in chromosome cohesion at centromeric regions and recovery from checkpoint arrest induced by DNA damage or DNA replication defects; potential Cdc28p substrate
GO Process (4)
GO Function (2)
GO Component (1)
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.


Slx5 promotes transcriptional silencing and is required for robust growth in the absence of Sir2.

Darst RP, Garcia SN, Koch MR, Pillus L

The broadly conserved Sir2 NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase is required for chromatin silencing. Here we report the discovery of physical and functional links between Sir2 and Slx5 (Hex3), a RING domain protein and subunit of the Slx5/8 complex, [corrected] which is a ubiquitin E3 ligase that targets sumoylated proteins. Slx5 interacted with Sir2 by two-hybrid and glutathione S-transferase-binding assays and was found ... [more]

Mol. Cell. Biol. Feb. 01, 2008; 28(4);1361-72 [Pubmed: 18086879]


  • Low Throughput

Ontology Terms

  • phenotype: inviable (APO:0000112)

Related interactions

InteractionExperimental Evidence CodeDatasetThroughputScoreCurated ByNotes
Synthetic Rescue
Synthetic Rescue

A genetic interaction is inferred when mutations or deletions of one gene rescues the lethality or growth defect of a strain mutated or deleted for another gene.


Curated By

  • BioGRID