<genetics, molecular biology> Genes essential for the biogenesis and proliferation of peroxisomes in yeast (s. Cerevisiae). PAS1 codes for a rather hydrophilic 117 kD protein with two ATP binding sites and similarity with some ATPases, PAS2 codes for a 183 residue polypeptide that seems to be a member of the ubiquitin conjugating protein family, PAS3 codes for a 48 kD integral membrane protein that may be part of the import machinery.

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(11 Mar 2008)