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Of all the lifeforms that obtain their energy from glycolysis, yeast cells are among the most basic. Under certain conditions the concentrations of the glycolytic intermediates in yeast cells can oscillate. Individual yeast cells in a suspension can synchronize their oscillations to get in phase with each other. Although the glycolytic oscillations(More)
NDI1 is the unique gene encoding the internal mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The enzyme catalyzes the transfer of electrons from intramitochondrial NADH to ubiquinone. Surprisingly, NDI1 is not essential for respiratory growth. Here we demonstrate that this is due to in vivo activity of an ethanol-acetaldehyde redox shuttle,(More)
Initial attempts to increase fermentative capacity of baker's yeast focussed on the overproduction of single enzymes, which proved to be insufficient. Nowadays many components of the system are monitored simultaneously in a search for a correlation with fermentative capacity. However, this strategy has not yet proven fruitful either. Here we investigate an(More)
A decade ago, a team of biochemists including two of us, modeled yeast glycolysis and showed that one of the most studied biochemical pathways could not be quite understood in terms of the kinetic properties of the constituent enzymes as measured in cell extract. Moreover, when the same model was later applied to different experimental steady-state(More)
  • D A Fell, Prof Dr J J Heijnen, Prof Dr J Heringa, Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Prof Dr J T Pronk, Dr M Siderius +6 others
  • 2007
new insights through the quantitative description of regulatory processes Sergio Rossell This thesis has been reviewed by: prof. dr. Abbreviations and symbols 2PG 2-phosphoglycerate 3PG 3-phosphoglycerate AA aminoacids synthesis pathways ACE acetaldehyde ADH alcohol dehydrogenase –E.C. ALD fluctose bisphosphate aldolase –E.C. BPG(More)
Often, in living cells different molecular species compete for binding to the same molecular target. Typical examples are the competition of genes for the transcription machinery or the competition of mRNAs for the translation machinery. Here we show that such systems have specific regulatory features and how they can be analysed. We derive a theory for(More)
Tumors are prime examples of cell growth in unfavorable environments that elicit cellular stress. The high metabolic demand and insufficient vascularization of tumors cause a deficiency of oxygen and nutrients. Oncogenic mutations map to signaling events via mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), metabolic pathways, and mitochondrial function. These(More)
Presented is a cohort study to assess the nature and frequency of thyroid peroxidase (TPO) mutations in 45 patients (35 families) with congenital hypothyroidism due to a total iodide organification defect; incidence is 1:66,000 in The Netherlands. The presentation is consistently similar with a severe form of congenital hypothyroidism and also characterized(More)
BACKGROUND During the stages of the development of a potent drug candidate compounds can fail for several reasons. One of them, the efficacy of a candidate, can be estimated in silico if an appropriate ordinary differential equation model of the affected pathway is available. With such a model at hand it is also possible to detect reactions having a large(More)