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Systematic name YNL192W
Gene name CHS1
Aliases USA4
Feature type ORF, Verified
Coordinates Chr XIV:276502..279897
Primary SGDID S000005136

Description of YNL192W: Chitin synthase I, requires activation from zymogenic form in order to catalyze the transfer of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) to chitin; required for repairing the chitin septum during cytokinesis; transcription activated by mating factor[1][2][3]


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  1. Cabib E, et al. (1992) Chitinase and chitin synthase 1: counterbalancing activities in cell separation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Gen Microbiol 138(1):97-102 SGD PMID 1556560
  2. Cid VJ, et al. (1995) Molecular basis of cell integrity and morphogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiol Rev 59(3):345-86 SGD PMID 7565410
  3. 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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