Aleksandra Germaniuk

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Mdj1p, a homolog of the bacterial DnaJ chaperone protein, plays an essential role in the biogenesis of functional mitochondria in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We analyzed the role of Mdj1p in the inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Mitochondrial genomes were rapidly lost in a temperature-sensitive mdj1 mutant under nonpermissive conditions. The(More)
Mitochondrial DNA synthesis is a thermosensitive process in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We found that restoration of mtDNA synthesis following heat treatment of cells is dependent on reactivation of the mtDNA polymerase Mip1p through the action of a mitochondrial bichaperone system consisting of the Hsp70 system and the Hsp78 oligomeric protein.(More)
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