RAT8, ATP-dependent RNA helicase DBP5, L000003292, YOR046C
Cytoplasmic ATP-dependent RNA helicase of the DEAD-box family; involved in mRNA export from the nucleus, remodeling messenger ribonucleoprotein particles (mRNPs), with ATPase activity stimulated by Gle1p, IP6 and Nup159p; involved in translation termination along with Sup45p (eRF1); role in the cellular response to heat stress
Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S288c)


PPH1, type 2A-related serine/threonine-protein phosphatase SIT4, L000001901, YDL047W
Type 2A-related serine-threonine phosphatase; functions in the G1/S transition of the mitotic cycle; regulator of COPII coat dephosphorylation; required for ER to Golgi traffic; interacts with Hrr25p kinase; cytoplasmic and nuclear protein that modulates functions mediated by Pkc1p including cell wall and actin cytoskeleton organization; similar to human PP6
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.


Synthetic genetic array analysis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae provides evidence for an interaction between RAT8/DBP5 and genes encoding P-body components.

Scarcelli JJ, Viggiano S, Hodge CA, Heath CV, Amberg DC, Cole CN

Coordination of the multiple steps of mRNA biogenesis helps to ensure proper regulation of gene expression. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae DEAD-box protein Rat8p/Dbp5p is an essential mRNA export factor that functions at the nuclear pore complex (NPC) where it is thought to remodel mRNA/protein complexes during mRNA export. Rat8p also functions in translation termination and has been implicated in functioning during ... [more]

Genetics Aug. 01, 2008; 179(4);1945-55 [Pubmed: 18689878]


  • High Throughput|Low Throughput

Ontology Terms

  • phenotype: inviable (APO:0000112)

Additional Notes

  • High Throughput: DBP5 is also known as RAT8. An SGA analysis was carried out using the temperature sensitive rat8-2 allele as the query.
  • Low Throughput: Random spore analysis was performed to validate gene deletions that showed a synthetic interaction with rat8-2.

Related interactions

InteractionExperimental Evidence CodeDatasetThroughputScoreCurated ByNotes
Synthetic Growth Defect
Synthetic Growth Defect

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


Curated By

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