Resistance and adaptation to quinidine in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: role of QDR1 (YIL120w), encoding a plasma membrane transporter of the major facilitator superfamily required for multidrug resistance.

@article{Nunes2001ResistanceAA,
  title={Resistance and adaptation to quinidine in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: role of QDR1 (YIL120w), encoding a plasma membrane transporter of the major facilitator superfamily required for multidrug resistance.},
  author={Paulo Afonso Nunes and Sandra Tenreiro and Isabel S{\'a}-Correia},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={1528-34}
}
As predicted based on structural considerations, we show results indicating that the member of the major facilitator superfamily encoded by Saccharomyces cerevisiae open reading frame YIL120w is a multidrug resistance determinant. Yil120wp was implicated in yeast resistance to ketoconazole and quinidine, but not to the stereoisomer quinine; the gene was thus named QDR1. Qdr1p was proved to alleviate the deleterious effects of quinidine, revealed by the loss of cell viability following sudden… CONTINUE READING