Yeast-Based Genetic Interaction Analysis of Human Kinome.
Cells. 2020 May 07;9(5):
Authors: Kim JH, Seo Y, Jo M, Jeon H, Lee WH, Yachie N, Zhong Q, Vidal M, Roth FP, Suk K
Kinases are critical intracellular signaling proteins. To better understand kinase-mediated signal transduction, a large-scale human-yeast genetic interaction screen was performed. Among 597 human kinase genes tested, 28 displayed strong toxicity in yeast when overexpressed. En masse transformation of these toxic kinase genes into 4653 homozygous diploid yeast deletion mutants followed by barcode sequencing identified yeast toxicity modifiers and thus their human orthologs. Subsequent network analyses and functional grouping revealed that the 28 kinases and their 676 interaction partners (corresponding to a total of 969 genetic interactions) are enriched in cell death and survival (34%), small-molecule biochemistry (18%) and molecular transport (11%), among others. In the subnetwork analyses, a few kinases were commonly associated with glioma, cell migration and cell death/survival. Our analysis enabled the creation of a first draft of the kinase genetic interactome network and identified multiple drug targets for inflammatory diseases and cancer, in which deregulated kinase signaling plays a pathogenic role.
PMID: 32392905 [PubMed - in process]