Analysing protein-protein interactions with the yeast two-hybrid system.
Causier B, Davies B
Plant Molecular Biology (2002)
Category: proteomics ¤ Added: Nov 05, 2003 ¤ Rating: ◊◊
Plant research is moving into the post-genomic era. Proteomic-based strategies are now being developed to study functional aspects of the genes predicted from the various genome-sequencing initiatives. All biological processes depend on interactions formed between proteins and the mapping of such interactions on a global scale is providing interesting functional insights. One of the techniques that has proved itself invaluable in the mapping of protein-protein interactions is the yeast two-hybrid system. This system is a sensitive molecular genetic approach for studying protein-protein interactions in vivo. In this review we will introduce the yeast two-hybrid system, discuss modifications of the system that may be of interest to the plant science community and suggest potential applications of the technology.