Effects of ethanol and other alkanols on transport of acetic acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

@article{Casal1998EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of ethanol and other alkanols on transport of acetic acid in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.},
  author={Margarida Casal and Helena Mondardo Cardoso and Cec{\'i}lia Sued Le{\~a}o},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={665-8}
}
In glucose-grown cells of Saccharomyces cerevisiae IGC 4072, acetic acid enters only by simple diffusion of the undissociated acid. In these cells, ethanol and other alkanols enhanced the passive influx of labelled acetic acid. The influx of the acid followed first-order kinetics with a rate constant that increased exponentially with the alcohol concentration, and an exponential enhancement constant for each alkanol was estimated. The intracellular concentration of labelled acetic acid was also… CONTINUE READING