Stephen Garrett

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Yeast cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activity is essential for growth and antagonizes induction of the general stress response as well as accumulation of glycogen stores. Previous studies have suggested that the PKA effects on the two latter processes result in part from transcription repression. Here we show that transcription derepression that(More)
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains two functionally redundant genes RAS1 and RAS2, which are homologous to the mammalian ras gene family and are required for vegetative growth. We isolated and characterized five temperature-sensitive alleles of RAS2. In a ras1 strain, these alleles cause growth arrest at the G1 stage of the cell cycle. Revertants(More)
Yeast cyclic AMP (cAMP)-dependent protein kinase (PKA) activity is essential for growth and cell cycle progression. Dependence on PKA function can be partially relieved by overexpression of a gene, SOK2, whose product has significant homology with several fungal transcription factors (StuA from Aspergillus nidulans and Phd1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae)(More)
Tor proteins, targets of the antiinflammatory drug rapamycin, mediate a conserved signaling pathway required for cell growth and proliferation in eukaryotes. By global transcriptional analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, we have examined the role of the essential protein Tap42 in transcriptional regulation by Tor. We find that Tap42 inactivation, like(More)
Previous studies attributed the yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cdc1(Ts) growth defect to loss of an Mn2+-dependent function. In this report we show that cdc1(Ts) temperature-sensitive growth is also associated with an increase in cytosolic Ca2+. We identified two recessive suppressors of the cdc1(Ts) temperature-sensitive growth which block Ca2+ uptake(More)
Null mutations in the gene YAK1, which encodes a protein with sequence homology to known protein kinases, suppress the cell cycle arrest phenotype of mutants lacking the cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (A kinase). That is, loss of the YAK1 protein specifically compensates for loss of the A kinase. Here, we show that the protein encoded by YAK1 has(More)
Casein kinase I is an acidotropic protein kinase class that is widely distributed among eukaryotic cell types. In the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the casein kinase I isoform encoded by the gene pair YCK1 and YCK2 is a 60- to 62-kDa membrane-associated form. The Yck proteins perform functions essential for growth and division; either alone supports(More)
In response to stress and nutrient starvation, the Saccharomyces cerevisiae transcription factor Msn2p accumulates in the nucleus and activates expression of a broad array of genes. Here, we analyze the role of the Tor (target of rapamycin) signaling pathway in mediating these responses. Inactivation of the Tor pathway component Tap42p using tap42(Ts)(More)
MAS6 encodes an essential inner membrane protein required for mitochondrial protein import in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Emtage and Jensen, 1993). To identify new inner membrane import components, we isolated a high-copy suppressor (SMS1) of the mas6-1 mutant. SMS1 encodes a 16.5-kDa protein that contains several potential membrane-spanning(More)
Saccharomyces cerevisiae cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (A kinase) activity is essential for growth and cell cycle progression. Dependence on A kinase function can be partially relieved by the inactivation of a second kinase encoded by the gene YAK1. We have isolated two new genes, SOK1 and SOK2 (suppressor of kinase), as gene dosage suppressors of the(More)