Andrew G Matveenko

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The Peterhof genetic collection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains (PGC) is a large laboratory stock that has accumulated several thousands of strains for over than half a century. It originated independently of other common laboratory stocks from a distillery lineage (race XII). Several PGC strains have been extensively used in certain fields of yeast(More)
Previously, we proposed a test system that allows one to search for genes that influence the properties of Sup35 and Sup45 proteins. This test is based on the phenomenon of the lethality of diploids that combine mutations in the SUP45 gene with [PSI +] prion. The lethality of this combination depends on both the type of sup45 mutation and the properties of(More)
Yeast self-perpetuating protein aggregates (prions) provide a convenient model for studying various components of the cellular protein quality control system. Molecular chaperones and chaperone-sorting factors, such as yeast Cur1 protein, play key role in proteostasis via tight control of partitioning and recycling of misfolded proteins. In this study, we(More)
[PSI+ ] is the prion form of the translation termination factor Sup35 (eRF3); [PSI+ ] strains display nonsense suppression. Another prion-like element, [ISP+ ], is linked to antisuppression in a specific background. Transcriptional regulator Sfp1 was shown to be responsible for [ISP+ ] propagation. In this work, we identified SFP1 as a multicopy inducer of(More)
Translation termination is an important step in gene expression. Its correct processing is governed by eRF1 (Sup45) and eRF3 (Sup35) proteins. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, mutations in the corresponding genes, as well as Sup35 aggregation in [PSI +] cells that propagate the prion form of Sup35 lead to inaccurate stop codon recognition and, consequently,(More)
Endogenous yeast amyloids that control heritable traits and are frequently used as models for human amyloid diseases are termed yeast prions. Yeast prions, including the best studied ones ([PSI +] and [URE3]), propagate via intimate interactions with molecular chaperones. Different yeast prions exhibit differential responses to changes in levels,(More)
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