The yeast two-hybrid system is frequently used to identify protein-protein interactions. The assay is based on the functional reconstitution of a transcriptional activator. Since an indirect phenotype of the positive clones is the basis for selection of positive interacting clones, the two-hybrid screens are vulnerable to raise positives. Here we report a screening protocol based on the sequential use of the cotransformation approach followed by the genetic method for verifying true two-hybrid interactions. Using this procedure, we have screened a cDNA library and have been able to isolate true positives from the yeast two-hybrid screen. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2000|