Miguel A. Rodríguez-Gabriel

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Eukaryotic cells reprogram their global patterns of gene expression in response to stress. Recent studies in Schizosaccharomyces pombe showed that the RNA-binding protein Csx1 plays a central role in controlling gene expression during oxidative stress. It does so by stabilizing atf1(+) mRNA, which encodes a subunit of a bZIP transcription factor required(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains with either three inactivated genes (triple disruptants) or four inactivated genes (quadruple disruptants) encoding the four acidic ribosomal phosphoproteins, YP1 alpha, YP1 beta, YP2 alpha, and YP2 beta, present in this species have been obtained. Ribosomes from the triple disruptants and, obviously, those from the(More)
Control of cell-cycle progression by stress-activated protein kinases (SAPKs) is essential for cell adaptation to extracellular stimuli. The Schizosaccharomyces pombe SAPK Sty1/Spc1 orchestrates general changes in gene expression in response to diverse forms of cytotoxic stress. Here we show that Sty1/Spc1 is bound to its target, the Srk1 kinase, when the(More)
The ribosomal stalk protein P0 is involved in the susceptibility to the antifungal sordarin derivatives, as reported for a number of Saccharomyces cerevisiae resistant mutants. Mammals and some lower eukaryotes are naturally resistant to these compounds. It is shown here that expression in S. cerevisiae of the ribosomal protein P0 from Homo sapiens and from(More)
Sexual differentiation is a highly regulated process in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe and is triggered by nutrient depletion, mainly nitrogen source. One of the key regulatory proteins in fission yeast sexual differentiation is the transcription factor Ste11. Ste11 regulates the transcription of many genes required for the initial steps of(More)
The Elongator complex, including the histone acetyl transferase Sin3/Elp3, was isolated as an RNA polymerase II-interacting complex, and cells deficient in Elongator subunits display transcriptional defects. However, it has also been shown that Elongator mediates the modification of some tRNAs, modulating translation efficiency. We show here that the(More)
Arsenic toxicity has been studied for a long time due to its effects in humans. Although epidemiological studies have demonstrated multiple effects in human physiology, there are many open questions about the cellular targets and the mechanisms of response to arsenic. Using the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as model system, we have been able to(More)
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