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Systematic name YBR023C
Gene name CHS3
Aliases CAL1, CSD2, DIT101, KTI2
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr II:287925..284428
Primary SGDID S000000227

Description of YBR023C: Chitin synthase III, catalyzes the transfer of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) to chitin; required for synthesis of the majority of cell wall chitin, the chitin ring during bud emergence, and spore wall chitosan[1][2][3][4]


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  1. Cid VJ, et al. (1995) Molecular basis of cell integrity and morphogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiol Rev 59(3):345-86 SGD PMID 7565410
  2. Pammer M, et al. (1992) DIT101 (CSD2, CAL1), a cell cycle-regulated yeast gene required for synthesis of chitin in cell walls and chitosan in spore walls. Yeast 8(12):1089-99 SGD PMID 1293886
  3. Shaw JA, et al. (1991) The function of chitin synthases 2 and 3 in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell cycle. J Cell Biol 114(1):111-23 SGD PMID 2050738
  4. Ziman M, et al. (1996) Chs1p and Chs3p, two proteins involved in chitin synthesis, populate a compartment of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae endocytic pathway. Mol Biol Cell 7(12):1909-19 SGD PMID 8970154

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