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Saccharomyces cerevisiae Bpt1p is an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) protein that belongs to the MRP subfamily and is a close homologue of the glutathione conjugate (GS conjugate) transporter Ycf1p. The function of Bpt1p has previously been evaluated only in vitro, by using nonphysiological substrates. In the present study we examined the localization,(More)
Cysteine transport in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is mediated by at least eight different permeases, none of which are specific for cysteine. We describe a novel, high-affinity, (K(m) = 55 microM), cysteine-specific transporter encoded by the ORF YLL055w that was initially identified by a combined strategy of data mining, bioinformatics, and genetic(More)
We describe a program (and a website) to reformat the ClustalX/ClustalW outputs to a format that is widely used in the presentation of sequence alignment data in SNP analysis and molecular systematic studies. This program, CLOURE, CLustal OUtput REformatter, takes the multiple sequence alignment file (nucleic acid or protein) generated from Clustal as input(More)
We have examined the feasibility and efficiency of PCR-mediated direct gene disruptions in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe. In the present study, the S.pombe ura4+ gene was amplified by PCR with oligonucleotides that had short flanking regions ( approximately 40 bp) to the target gene. Using this purified PCR product we were able to disrupt(More)
The intracellular fates of membrane and secretory immunoglobulin heavy chains were examined in a pre-B cell line that has switched to the gamma isotype. The membrane form of the heavy chain (gamma m) was rapidly degraded while the secretory form (gamma s) was retained intracellularly in association with BiP. The degradation of gamma m could not be inhibited(More)
Glutathione depletion and calcium influx into the cytoplasm are two hallmarks of apoptosis. We have been investigating how glutathione depletion leads to apoptosis in yeast. We show here that glutathione depletion in yeast leads to the activation of two cytoplasmically inward-facing channels: the plasma membrane, Cch1p, and the vacuolar calcium channel,(More)
Unraveling the mechanistic workings of membrane transporters has remained a challenging task. We describe a novel strategy that involves subjecting the residues of the hydrophobic face of a transmembrane helix to a charged/polar scanning mutagenesis. TMD9 of the yeast glutathione transporter, Hgt1p, has been identified as being important in substrate(More)
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