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Seven temperature-sensitive cell lysis (cly) mutant strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae were isolated which lyse at the restrictive temperature on hypotonic but not on osmotically supported medium. The seven mutants fell into four complementation groups, CLY12 to CLY15. The wild-type CLY15 gene was isolated by complementation of the cly15(More)
We have previously described a temperature-sensitive pmi40-1 mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is defective in glycosylation and secretion because of a thermolabile phosphomannose isomerase (PMI) activity. Inactivation of PMI at the restrictive temperature of 37 degrees C prevents synthesis of the GDP-mannose and dolichol-phosphate-mannose required(More)
Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic fungal pathogen that synthesizes and catabolizes inositol. This study demonstrates inositol synthesis from glucose-6-phosphate via inositol-1-phosphate synthase and catabolism to glucuronic acid via inositol oxygenase in this organism. These inositol synthetic and catabolic pathways are regulated in opposition;(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae opi3-3 mutant was shown to be defective in the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine via methylation of phosphatidylethanolamine. The opi3-3 mutant was isolated on the basis of an inositol excretion phenotype and was not auxotrophic for choline. Inositol, but not choline, stimulated growth of the mutant. The opi3-3 mutation was(More)
Phosphatidylinositol (PI) synthase (cytidine 5'-diphospho (CDP)-1,2-diacyl-sn-glycerol:myo-inositol 3-phosphatidyltransferase, EC 2.7.8.11) was isolated from the microsomal cell fraction of Candida albicans. The Triton X-100 extracted enzyme was enriched 140-fold by affinity chromatography on CDP-diacylglycerol-Sepharose. The enzyme had a pH optimum at 9.5(More)
Phospholipid metabolism in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae opi1 mutant, which excretes inositol and is constitutive for the biosynthetic enzyme inositol-1-phosphate synthase (M. Greenberg, P. Goldwasser, and S. Henry, Mol. Gen. Genet. 186:157-163, 1982), was examined and compared to that of a wild-type strain. In wild-type S. cerevisiae, the phospholipid(More)
The Candida albicans inositol biosynthetic gene and its regulation have been studied. The gene, CalNO1, was cloned on a multicopy vector by complementation of a Saccharomyces cerevisae mutant strain. Southern blot analysis established that the cloned DNA was C. albicans genomic DNA in origin; neither rearrangements nor pseudogenes were evident. Blot(More)
A temperature-sensitive mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was identified which at the restrictive temperature of 37 degrees C is unable to secrete a number of cell wall-associated proteins and thus resembles previously reported sec mutants. In contrast to other sec mutants, however, both the temperature-sensitive growth and the secretion defects can be(More)
The structural gene (CHO1) for phosphatidylserine synthase (CDPdiacylglycerol:L-serine O-phosphatidyltransferase, EC 2.7.8.8) was isolated by genetic complementation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae from a bank of yeast genomic DNA on a chimeric plasmid. The cloned DNA (4.0 kilobases long) was shown to represent a unique sequence in the yeast genome. The DNA(More)