André Feller

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The expression of gene CPA1, encoding the glutaminase subunit of the arginine pathway carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase, is repressed by arginine at a posttranscriptional level. The 5' region of CPA1 mRNA contains a 25 codon upstream open reading frame. The importance of this feature for the repression of CPA1 expression has been analyzed by(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells are able to adapt their metabolism according to the quality of the nitrogen sources available in the environment. Nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR) restrains the yeast's capacity to use poor nitrogen sources when rich ones are available. NCR-sensitive expression is modulated by the synchronized action of four DNA-binding(More)
Nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR) consists in the specific inhibition of transcriptional activation of genes encoding the permeases and catabolic enzymes needed to degrade poor nitrogen sources. Under nitrogen limitation or rapamycin treatment, NCR genes are activated by Gln3 or Gat1, or by both factors. To compare the sets of genes responding to(More)
The expression of the yeast gene CPA1, which encodes the small subunit of the arginine pathway carbamoylphosphate synthetase, is repressed by arginine at a translational level. CPA1 mRNA contains a 250-nucleotide-long leader which includes a 25-codon upstream open reading frame (uORF). Oligonucleotide site-directed mutagenesis of this uORF as well as(More)
The expression of the structural genes for lysine (LYS) biosynthesis is controlled by a pathway-specific regulation mediated by the transcriptional activator Lys14 in the presence of alpha-aminoadipate semialdehyde, an intermediate of the pathway acting as a co-inducer. Owing to end product inhibition of the first step of the pathway, excess lysine reduces(More)
We have studied the expression of members of the bcl-2 family in human breast cancer. The expression pattern of these genes in breast cancer tissue samples was compared with the expression pattern in normal breast epithelium. No marked difference with regard to bcl-2 and bcl-xL expression was observed between normal breast epithelium and cancer tissue. In(More)
The B cell-restricted antigen HD39, whose cell surface expression is limited to resting and activated human B lymphocytes, is described in this report. The monoclonal antibody HD39 detects a two-chain glycoprotein with apparent molecular weights of 130,000 and 140,000. During B cell ontogeny, HD39 is first expressed in the cytoplasm of bone marrow derived(More)
Expression of the structural genes for lysine biosynthesis responds to an induction mechanism mediated by the transcriptional activator Lys14p in the presence of alpha-aminoadipate semialdehyde (alphaAASA), an intermediate of the pathway acting as a coinducer. This activation is reduced by the presence of lysine in the growth medium, leading to apparent(More)
Nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR)-sensitive genes, whose expression is highly repressed when provided with excess nitrogen and derepressed when nitrogen is limited or cells are treated with rapamycin, are routinely used as reporters in mechanistic studies of the Tor signal transduction pathway in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Two GATA factors, Gln3 and Gat1,(More)
The product of the LYS14 gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae activates the transcription of at least four genes involved in lysine biosynthesis. Physiological and genetic studies indicate that this activation is dependent on the inducer alpha-aminoadipate semialdehyde, an intermediate of the pathway. The gene LYS14 was sequenced and, from its nucleotide(More)