Hubert Wolfger

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Saccharomyces cerevisiae was the first eukaryotic organism whose complete genome sequence has been determined, uncovering the existence of numerous genes encoding proteins of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) family. Fungal ABC proteins are implicated in a variety of cellular functions, ranging from clinical drug resistance development, pheromone secretion,(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter Pdr12p effluxes weak acids such as sorbate and benzoate, thus mediating stress adaptation. In this study, we identify a novel transcription factor, War1p, as the regulator of this stress adaptation through transcriptional induction of PDR12. Cells lacking War1p are weak acid hypersensitive,(More)
The yeast transcription factors Pdr1 and Pdr3 control pleiotropic drug resistance (PDR) development, since they regulate expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) drug efflux pumps through binding to cis-acting sites known as PDREs (PDR responsive elements). In this report, we show by Northern blotting, gel shift mobility assays and DNase I footprinting that(More)
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters play important roles in drug efflux, but some may also function in cellular detoxification. The Pdr15p ABC protein is the closest homologue of the multidrug efflux transporter Pdr5p, which mediates pleiotropic drug resistance to hundreds of unrelated compounds. In this study, we show that the plasma membrane protein(More)
Vacuolar sequestration or cellular extrusion of glutathione-conjugated xenobiotics and catabolites by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters is an important detoxification mechanism operating in many species. In this study, we show that the yeast ABC transporter Bpt1p, a paralogue of Ycf1p, acts as an ATP-dependent vacuolar pump for glutathione conjugates.(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae zinc cluster transcription factors Pdr1 and Pdr3 mediate general drug resistance to many cytotoxic substances also known as pleiotropic drug resistance (PDR). The regulatory mechanisms that activate Pdr1 and Pdr3 in response to the various xenobiotics are poorly understood. In this study, we report that exposure of yeast cells(More)
The eukaryotic plasma membrane exhibits both asymmetric distribution of lipids between the inner and the outer leaflet and lateral segregation of membrane components within the plane of the bilayer. In budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), maintenance of leaflet asymmetry requires P-type ATPases, which are proposed to act as inward-directed lipid(More)
A number of prominent genetic diseases are caused by mutations in genes encoding ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins (Ambudkar, Gottesmann, 1998). Moreover, several mammalian ABC proteins such as P-glycoprotein (P-gp) (Gottesman et al., 1995) and multidrug-resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) (Cole, Deeley, 1998) have been implicated in multidrug(More)
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