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Systematic humanization of yeast genes reveals conserved functions and genetic modularity

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2015
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Title
Systematic humanization of yeast genes reveals conserved functions and genetic modularity
Published in
Science, May 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa0769
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Authors

A. H. Kachroo, J. M. Laurent, C. M. Yellman, A. G. Meyer, C. O. Wilke, E. M. Marcotte

Abstract

To determine whether genes retain ancestral functions over a billion years of evolution and to identify principles of deep evolutionary divergence, we replaced 414 essential yeast genes with their human orthologs, assaying for complementation of lethal growth defects upon loss of the yeast genes. Nearly half (47%) of the yeast genes could be successfully humanized. Sequence similarity and expression only partly predicted replaceability. Instead, replaceability depended strongly on gene modules: Genes in the same process tended to be similarly replaceable (e.g., sterol biosynthesis) or not (e.g., DNA replication initiation). Simulations confirmed that selection for specific function can maintain replaceability despite extensive sequence divergence. Critical ancestral functions of many essential genes are thus retained in a pathway-specific manner, resilient to drift in sequences, splicing, and protein interfaces.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 15 3%
United Kingdom 5 1%
Canada 3 <1%
Korea, Republic of 2 <1%
Russia 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 10 2%
Unknown 432 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 141 30%
Researcher 107 22%
Student > Bachelor 52 11%
Student > Master 46 10%
Professor 32 7%
Other 98 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 245 51%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 141 30%
Unspecified 33 7%
Chemistry 13 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 2%
Other 35 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 362. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 August 2019.
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#29,947
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Outputs from Science
#1,434
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#599
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#39
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