The translation initiation factor eIF1A is an important determinant in the tolerance to NaCl stress in yeast and plants.

@article{Rausell2003TheTI,
  title={The translation initiation factor eIF1A is an important determinant in the tolerance to NaCl stress in yeast and plants.},
  author={Antonio Rausell and Rodolphe Kanhonou and Lynne Yenush and Ram{\'o}n Serrano and Roc Ros},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={257-67}
}
Protein synthesis is very sensitive to NaCl. However, the molecular targets responsible for this sensitivity have not been described. A cDNA library of the halotolerant plant sugar beet was functionally screened in a sodium-sensitive yeast strain. We obtained a cDNA clone (BveIF1A) encoding the eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF1A. BveIF1A was able to partially complement the yeast eIF1A-deficient strain. Overexpression of the sugar beet eIF1A specifically increased the sodium and… CONTINUE READING