Cornelis P. Hollenberg

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The hexose transporter family of Saccharomyces cerevisiae comprises 18 proteins (Hxt1-17, Gal2). Here, we demonstrate that all these proteins, except Hxt12, and additionally three members of the maltose transporter family (Agt1, Ydl247, Yjr160) are able to transport hexoses. In a yeast strain deleted for HXT1-17, GAL2, AGT1, YDL247w and YJR160c, glucose(More)
A P. stipitis cDNA library in λgt11 was screened using antisera against P. stipitis xylose reductase and xylitol dehydrogenase, respectively. The resulting cDNA clones served as probes for screening a P. stipitis genomic library. The genomic XYL2 gene was isolated and the nucleotide sequence of the 1089 bp structural gene, and of adjacent non-coding(More)
Transport across the plasma membrane is the first, obligatory step of hexose utilization. In yeast cells the uptake of hexoses is mediated by a large family of related transporter proteins. In baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae the genes of 20 different hexose transporter-related proteins have been identified. Six of these transmembrane proteins mediate(More)
We are investigating the transport and turnover of the multispanning membrane protein Ste6. The Ste6 protein is a member of the ABC-transporter family and is required for the secretion of the yeast mating pheromone a-factor. In contrast to the prevailing view that Ste6 is a plasma membrane protein, we found that Ste6 is mainly associated with internal(More)
We have identified and characterized three genes, SUT1, SUT2 and SUT3, that encode glucose transporters of the yeast Pichia stipitis. When expressed in a Saccharomyces cerevisiae hxt null mutant strain that is unable to take up monosaccharides, all three proteins restored growth on glucose. Sequencing of the genes revealed open reading frames coding for 553(More)
A gene library from the methanol utilizing yeast Hansenula polymorpha, constructed in a lambda Charon4A vector, was used to clone the gene encoding a key methanol assimilating enzyme, dihydroxyacetone synthase (DHAS) by differential plaque hybridization. The nucleotide sequence of the 2106 bp structural gene and the 5' and 3' non-coding regions was(More)
From the onset of gene technology yeasts have been among the most commonly used host cells for the production of heterologous proteins. At the beginning of this new development the attention in molecular biology and biotechnology focused on the use of the best characterized species, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, leading to an increasing number of production(More)
The complete DNA sequence of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome XI has been determined. In addition to a compact arrangement of potential protein coding sequences, the 666,448-base-pair sequence has revealed general chromosome patterns; in particular, alternating regional variations in average base composition correlate with variations in local(More)
The methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha is a recognised model system for investigation of peroxisomal function, special metabolic pathways like methanol metabolism, of nitrate assimilation or thermostability. Strain RB11, an odc1 derivative of the particular H. polymorpha isolate CBS4732 (synonymous to ATCC34438, NRRL-Y-5445, CCY38-22-2) has been(More)