Jane Sheraton

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The sequenced yeast genome offers a unique resource for the analysis of eukaryotic cell function and enables genome-wide screens for genes involved in cellular processes. We have identified genes involved in cell surface assembly by screening transposon-mutagenized cells for altered sensitivity to calcofluor white, followed by supplementary screens to(More)
CWH41 encodes a novel type II integral membrane N-glycoprotein located in the endoplasmic reticulum. Disruption of the CWH41 gene leads to a K1 killer toxin-resistant phenotype and a 50% reduction in the cell wall beta 1,6-glucan level. CWH41 also displays strong genetic interactions with KRE1 and KRE6, two genes known to be involved in the beta 1,6-glucan(More)
Analysis of genes involved in yeast cell wallβ-glucan assembly has led to the isolation ofEXG1,PBS2 andPTC1.EXG1 andPBS2 were isolated as genes that, when expressed from multicopy plasmids, led to a dominant killer toxin-resistant phenotype. ThePTC1 gene was cloned by functional complementation of the calcofluor white-hypersensitive mutantcwh47-1.PTC1/CWH47(More)
Recent evidence has demonstrated that the yeast Skn7p appears to act as a 'response regulator' in a eukaryotic 'two-component' signal transduction pathway. A search to identify possible regulators of the SKN7 mediated 'two-component' regulatory system has identified Ask10p as a novel potential transcription factor. The ASK10 sequence has been deposited in(More)
We have identified three yeast genes, KES1, HES1 and OSH1, whose products show homology to the human oxysterol binding protein (OSBP). Mutations in these genes resulted in pleiotropic sterol-related phenotypes. These include tryptophan-transport defects and nystatin resistance, shown by double and triple mutants. In addition, mutant combinations showed(More)
The KRE2/MNT1 mannosyltransferase gene family of Saccharomyces cerevisiae currently consists of the KRE2, YUR1, KTR1, KTR2, KTR3 and KTR4 genes. All six encode putative type II membrane proteins with a short cytoplasmic N-terminus, a membrane-spanning region and a highly conserved catalytic lumenal domain. Here we report the identification of the three(More)
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