Centrins are members of the calcium-binding EF-hand protein superfamily which can be divided into two subfamilies, probably associated with different functions: one related to Chlamydomonas reinhardtii centrin, CrCenp, and the other, represented by Saccharomyces cerevisiae isoform, ScCdc31p. ESTs encoding the two isoforms (BeCen1 and BeCen3) from the chytridiomycete Blastocladiella emersonii were isolated, and expression of the CrCenp-type centrin, BeCen1, was analyzed throughout the fungus life cycle. Becen1 mRNA levels increase transiently during sporulation and protein levels present a similar pattern. Immunolocalization studies seem to localize BeCen1 at the basal body zone and in the cytoplasm surrounding the nuclear cap, a zoospore organelle. © 2005 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Ribichich, K. F., & Gomes, S. L. (2005). Blastocladiella emersonii expresses a centrin similar to Chlamydomonas reinhardtii isoform not found in late-diverging fungi. FEBS Letters, 579(20), 4355–4360. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.febslet.2005.06.075