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Structural Studies of Selective Autophagy in Yeast

  • Akinori Yamasaki
  • Yasunori Watanabe
  • Nobuo N. NodaEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1880)


Budding yeast has been utilized as a model system for studying basic mechanisms of autophagy. The cytoplasm-to-vacuole targeting (Cvt) pathway, which delivers some vacuolar enzymes into the vacuole selectively and constitutively, is one of the most characterized examples of selective autophagy in budding yeast. Here we summarize the methods of X-ray crystallography, NMR, and other biophysical analyses to study the structural basis of the Cvt pathway.

Key words

Cvt pathway X-ray crystallography NMR Atg8 Atg19 Ape1 



This work was supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences KAKENHI [grant numbers 25111001, 25111004 to N.N.N., 17K18339 to A.Y.], CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency [grant number JPMJCR13M7 to N.N.N.], and The Naito Foundation [to N.N.N.].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akinori Yamasaki
    • 1
  • Yasunori Watanabe
    • 2
    • 1
  • Nobuo N. Noda
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Structural BiologyInstitute of Microbial ChemistryTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Bioscience, Graduate School of AgricultureEhime UniversityMatsuyamaJapan

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