Cell wall perturbation in yeast results in dual phosphorylation of the Slt2/Mpk1 MAP kinase and in an Slt2-mediated increase in FKS2-lacZ expression, glucanase resistance and thermotolerance.

@article{Nobel2000CellWP,
  title={Cell wall perturbation in yeast results in dual phosphorylation of the Slt2/Mpk1 MAP kinase and in an Slt2-mediated increase in FKS2-lacZ expression, glucanase resistance and thermotolerance.},
  author={Hans de Nobel and Christian Ruiz and H. Martin and Wayne Morris and Stanley Brul and Mar{\'i}a Molina and Frans Klis},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={146 ( Pt 9)},
  pages={2121-32}
}
The protein kinase C (PKC1) pathway is essential for maintaining cell integrity in yeast. Here it is shown that various forms of cell wall damage result in activation of the downstream MAP kinase Slt2/Mpk1. Several cell wall mutants displayed enhanced FKS2-lacZ expression, a known output of Slt2 activation. A similar response was obtained with wild-type cells grown in the presence of the cell wall perturbants Calcofluor white and Zymolyase. Upregulation of FKS2-lacZ in response to sublethal… CONTINUE READING