Edith Bogengruber

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The yeast orthologue of mammalian TCTP is here proposed to be named Mmi1p (microtubule and mitochondria interacting protein). This protein displays about 50% amino acid sequence identity with its most distantly related orthologs in higher organisms and therefore probably belongs to a small class of yeast proteins which have housekeeping but so far(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae spore is protected from environmental damage by a multilaminar extracellular matrix, the spore wall, which is assembled de novo during spore formation. A set of mutants defective in spore wall assembly were identified in a screen for mutations causing sensitivity of spores to ether vapor. The spore wall defects in 10 of these(More)
Expression of the yeast genes DIT1 and DIT2 is confined to mid/late sporulation. Transcription of these two divergently arranged genes is controlled by a common 900-bp intergenic region. Random mutagenesis of this promoter and tests with appropriate reporter constructs identified an 11-bp cis-acting palindromic sequence, DIT repressor element (DRE), as a(More)
The de novo formation of multilayered spore walls inside a diploid mother cell is a major landmark of sporulation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Synthesis of the dityrosine-rich outer spore wall takes place toward the end of this process. Bisformyl dityrosine, the major building block of the spore surface, is synthesized in a multistep process in(More)
The mitochondrial theory of aging predicts that functional alterations in mitochondria leading to reactive oxygen species (ROS) production contribute to the aging process in most if not all species. Using cellular senescence as a model for human aging, we have recently reported partial uncoupling of the respiratory chain in senescent human fibroblasts. In(More)
The gene for yeast GTP:AMP phosphotransferase (PAK3) was found to encode a nonfunctional protein in 10 laboratory strains and one brewers' strain. The protein product showed high similarity to vertebrate AK3 and was located exclusively in the mitochondrial matrix. The deduced amino acid sequence revealed a protein that was shorter at the carboxyl terminus(More)
We describe here a screening procedure devised for searching new genes involved in protein secretion in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The screening procedure takes advantage of yeast strains constructed within the EUROFAN project, in which the promoters of the novel essential genes were replaced by the doxycycline-regulated tetO(7)-CYC1 promoter. This promoter(More)
A new high throughput mutant screening procedure for the detection of sporulation mutants was developed and used to analyse a set of 624 non-lethal homozygous deletion mutants created in the European joint research program EUROFAN. The screening procedure involved determination of LL- and DL-dityrosine, sporulation-specific compounds, which were shown to be(More)
A clone was isolated from a cDNA library from early embryos of Xenopus laevis that codes for a highly charged protein containing 339 amino acids. Two putative nuclear localization signals could be identified in its sequence, but no other known motifs or domains. Closely related ORFs are present in the genomes of man, C. elegans, yeast and Arabidopsis. A(More)