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Previous studies on Fe(II) uptake in Saccharomyces cerevisiae suggested the presence of two uptake systems with different affinities for this substrate. We demonstrate that the FET3 gene is required for high affinity uptake but not for the low affinity system. This requirement has enabled a characterization of the low affinity system. Low affinity uptake is(More)
The low affinity Fe2+ uptake system of Saccharomyces cerevisiae requires the FET4 gene. In this report, we present evidence that FET4 encodes the Fe2+ transporter protein of this system. Antibodies prepared against FET4 detected two distinct proteins with molecular masses of 63 and 68 kDa. In vitro synthesis of FET4 suggested that the 68-kDa form is the(More)
The plasma-membrane of Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains high affinity permeases for Cu(I) and Fe(II). A low affinity Fe(II) permease has also been identified, designated Fet4p. A corresponding low affinity copper permease has not been characterized, although yeast cells that lack high affinity copper uptake do accumulate this metal ion. We demonstrate in(More)
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