Spc7-23 degradation depends on the proteasome-associated DUB Ubp3.

<p>(A) The growth on solid media of <i>spc7-23</i> cells transformed with either a control plasmid (vector) or expression constructs for <i>ubp3</i><sup>+</sup> and <i>ubp3-W466X</i> was compared at different temperatures. (B) The growth on solid media of wild type, <i>ubp3</i>Δ, <i>spc7-23</i> and the <i>ubp3</i>Δ<i>spc7-23</i> double mutant was compared at the indicated temperatures. (C) Equal (wild type) or unequal DNA segregation was quantified in <i>spc7-23-gfp</i> and <i>spc7-23-gfp ubp3</i>Δ cells at 30°C. ** p<0.01 (Welch test) for the <i>spc7-23-gfp ubp3</i>Δ strain compared to the <i>spc7-23-gfp</i> strain. For <i>spc7-23-gfp</i> (n = 200) and <i>spc7-23-gfp ubp3</i>Δ (n = 100) late anaphase cells. Note that wild type DNA segregation is re-established in the <i>spc7-23ubp3</i>Δ double mutant. (D) Cells transformed with vector (control) or Ubp3-Flag were used for immunoprecipitation experiments using antibodies to the Flag epitope. The precipitated material was analyzed by blotting for the proteasome subunit Mts4 (upper panel) or as a loading control Ubp3 (lower panel). (E) Wild type or <i>ubp3</i>Δ cells transformed to express 6His-tagged ubiquitin, were lysed and used for precipitation experiments with a Ni<sup>2+</sup> resin in 8 M urea. The precipitated material was analyzed by blotting with antibodies to the HA-tag on Spc7-23 or the 6His tag on ubiquitin. The arrowhead marks the position where non-ubiquitylated Spc7-23 migrates.</p>