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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721857/stress-adaptation
#1
Alistair J P Brown, Leah E Cowen, Antonio di Pietro, Janet Quinn
Fungal species display an extraordinarily diverse range of lifestyles. Nevertheless, the survival of each species depends on its ability to sense and respond to changes in its natural environment. Environmental changes such as fluctuations in temperature, water balance or pH, or exposure to chemical insults such as reactive oxygen and nitrogen species exert stresses that perturb cellular homeostasis and cause molecular damage to the fungal cell. Consequently, fungi have evolved mechanisms to repair this damage, detoxify chemical insults, and restore cellular homeostasis...
July 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721811/moving-to-the-rhythm-with-clock-circadian-genes-autophagy-mtor-and-sirt1-in-degenerative-disease-and-cancer
#2
Kenneth Maiese
BACKGROUND: The mammalian circadian clock and its associated clock genes are increasingly be recognized as critical components for a number of physiological and disease processes that extend beyond hormone release, thermal regulation, and sleep-wake cycles. New evidence suggests that clinical behavior disruptions that involve prolonged shift work and even space travel may negatively impact circadian rhythm and lead to multi-system disease. METHODS: In light of the significant role circadian rhythm can hold over the body's normal physiology as well as disease processes, we examined and discussed the impact circadian rhythm and clock genes hold over lifespan, neurodegenerative disorders, and tumorigenesis...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721728/reduced-production-of-higher-alcohols-by-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-in-red-wine-fermentation-by-simultaneously-overexpressing-bat1-and-deleting-bat2
#3
Lijuan Ma, Shiyong Huang, Liping Du, Ping Tang, Dongguang Xiao
In red wine, the contents of higher alcohols and ethyl carbamate (EC) are two significant health concerns. To reduce the production of higher alcohols by wine yeast YZ22 with low production of EC, one BAT2 was replaced by a BAT1 expression cassette first and then another BAT2 was deleted to obtain the mutant SYBB3. Real-Time quantitative PCR showed that the relative expression level of BAT1 in SYBB3 improved 28 times compared with that in YZ22. The yields of isobutanol and 3-methyl-1-butanol produced by mutant SYBB3 reduced by 39...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721580/gene-expression-profiles-of-the-thermotolerant-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-kku-vn8-during-high-temperature-ethanol-fermentation-using-sweet-sorghum-juice
#4
Atiya Techaparin, Pornthap Thanonkeo, Preekamol Klanrit
OBJECTIVES: To investigate gene expression profiles of the thermotolerant yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain KKU-VN8, a potential high-ethanol producer, in response to various stresses during high-temperature ethanol fermentation using sweet sorghum juice (SSJ) under optimal conditions. RESULTS: The maximal ethanol concentration obtained by S. cerevisiae KKU-VN8 using SSJ at 40 °C was 66.6 g/l, with a productivity of 1.39 g/l/h and a theoretical ethanol yield of 81%...
July 18, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720726/mitochondrial-cochaperone-mge1-is-involved-in-regulating-susceptibility-to-fluconazole-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-candida-species
#5
Liesbeth Demuyser, Erwin Swinnen, Alessandro Fiori, Beatriz Herrera-Malaver, Kevin Vestrepen, Patrick Van Dijck
MGE1 encodes a yeast chaperone involved in Fe-S cluster metabolism and protein import into the mitochondria. In this study, we identified MGE1 as a multicopy suppressor of susceptibility to the antifungal fluconazole in the model yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae We demonstrate that this phenomenon is not exclusively dependent on the integrity of the mitochondrial DNA or on the presence of the drug efflux pump Pdr5. Instead, we show that the increased dosage of Mge1 plays a protective role by retaining increased amounts of ergosterol upon fluconazole treatment...
July 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720494/the-eukaryotic-enzyme-bds1-is-an-alkyl-but-not-an-aryl-sulfohydrolase
#6
Grace L Waddell, Caroline R Gilmer, Nicholas G Taylor, John Randolf S Reveral, Marcello Forconi, Jennifer L Fox
The eukaryotic enzyme Bds1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a metallo-β-lactamase-related enzyme evolutionarily originating from bacterial horizontal gene transfer that serves an unknown biological role. Previously, Bds1 was reported to be an alkyl and aryl sulfatase. However, we demonstrate here that Bds1 acts on primary alkyl sulfates (of 6-12 carbon atoms) but not the aryl sulfates p-nitrophenyl sulfate and p-nitrocatechol sulfate. The apparent catalytic rate constant for hydrolysis of the substrate 1-hexyl sulfate by Bds1 is over 100 times lower than that of the reaction catalyzed by its bacterial homolog SdsA1...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720316/pigeons-and-their-droppings-as-reservoirs-of-candida-and-other-zoonotic-yeasts
#7
Inmaculada Rosario Medina, Lorena Román Fuentes, Miguel Batista Arteaga, Fernando Real Valcárcel, Félix Acosta Arbelo, Daniel Padilla Del Castillo, Soraya Déniz Suárez, Otilia Ferrer Quintana, Belinda Vega Gutiérrez, Freddy Silva Sergent, Begoña Acosta-Hernández
BACKGROUND: The importance of pigeons as reservoirs and carriers of Cryptococcus neoformans and other species of this genus is well-known; however, less is known about their role as reservoirs and carriers of other yeasts that impact public health. AIMS: The present study was performed on Gran Canaria Island to define yeasts other than Cryptococcus spp. that have been reported to impact public health and which could be carried by pigeons. METHODS: Samples were obtained from 83 pigeon lofts (Columba livia); moreover, 331 crop samples, 331 cloacal samples and 174 dropping samples were collected...
July 15, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717216/random-mutagenesis-analysis-and-identification-of-a-novel-c2h2-type-transcription-factor-from-the-nematode-trapping-fungus-arthrobotrys-oligospora
#8
Dewei Jiang, Jing Zhou, Guizhen Bai, Xinjing Xing, Liyan Tang, Xuewei Yang, Juan Li, Ke-Qin Zhang, Jinkui Yang
Arthrobotrys oligospora is a typical nematode-trapping fungus. In this study, 37 transformants of A. oligospora were obtained by REMI (restriction enzyme mediated integration) method and phenotypic properties of nine transformants were analyzed. The nine transformants showed differences in growth, conidiation, trap formation, stress tolerance, and/or pathogenicity among each other and with those of the parental wild-type strain (WT). The insertional sites of the hph cassette were identified in transformants X5 and X13...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717049/regulation-of-small-mitochondrial-dna-replicative-advantage-by-ribonucleotide-reductase-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#9
Elliot Bradshaw, Minoru Yoshida, Feng Ling
Small mitochondrial genomes can behave as selfish elements by displacing wild-type genomes regardless of their detriment to the host organism. In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, small hypersuppressive mtDNA transiently co-exist with wild-type in a state of heteroplasmy, wherein the replicative advantage of the small mtDNA outcompetes wild-type and produces offspring without respiratory capacity in >95% of colonies. The cytosolic enzyme ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) catalyzes the rate-limiting step in dNTP synthesis and its inhibition has been correlated with increased petite colony formation, reflecting loss of respiratory function...
July 17, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716950/analysis-of-small-critical-regions-of-swi1-conferring-prion-formation-maintenance-and-transmission
#10
Stephanie Valtierra, Zhiqiang Du, Liming Li
Saccharomyces cerevisiae contains several prion elements, which are epigenetically transmitted as self-perpetuating protein conformations. One such prion is [SWI(+) ], whose protein determinant is Swi1, a subunit of the SWI/SNF chromatin-remodeling complex. We previously reported that [SWI(+) ] formation results in a partial loss-of-function phenotype of poor growth in non-glucose media and abolishment of multicellularity. We also showed that the first 38 amino acids of Swi1 propagated [SWI(+)]. We show here that a region as small as the first 32 amino acids of Swi1 (Swi11-32) can decorate [SWI(+)] aggregation and stably maintain and transmit [SWI(+)] independently of full-length Swi1...
July 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715960/histone-methylation-by-set-domain-proteins-in-fungi
#11
Michael Freitag
Histone-modifying enzymes are responsible for regulating transcription, recombination, DNA repair, DNA replication, chromatid cohesion, and chromosome segregation. Fungi are ideally suited for comparative chromatin biology because sequencing of numerous genomes from many clades is coupled to existing rich methodology that allows truly holistic approaches, integrating evolutionary biology with mechanistic molecular biology and ecology, promising applications in medicine or plant pathology. While genome information is rich, mechanistic studies on histone modifications are largely restricted to two yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe, and one filamentous fungus, Neurospora crassa-three species that arguably are not representative of this diverse kingdom...
July 17, 2017: Annual Review of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715216/long-term-effect-of-a-leonardite-iron-humate-improving-fe-nutrition-as-revealed-in-silico-in-vivo-and-in-field-experiments
#12
Maria Teresa Cieschi, Marcos Caballero-Molada, Nieves Menéndez, Miguel Ángel Naranjo, Juan J Lucena
Novel, cheap and ecofriendly fertilizers that solve the usual iron deficiency problem in calcareous soil are needed. The aim of this work is to study the long term effect of an iron leonardite fertilizer on citrus nutrition taking into account a properly characterization, kinetic response with a ligand competition experiment, efficiency assessment using Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain and finally, in field conditions with citrus as test plants. Its efficiency was compared with the synthetic iron chelate FeEDDHA...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714481/evolutionary-biology-through-the-lens-of-budding-yeast-comparative-genomics
#13
REVIEW
Souhir Marsit, Jean-Baptiste Leducq, Éléonore Durand, Axelle Marchant, Marie Filteau, Christian R Landry
The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a highly advanced model system for studying genetics, cell biology and systems biology. Over the past decade, the application of high-throughput sequencing technologies to this species has contributed to this yeast also becoming an important model for evolutionary genomics. Indeed, comparative genomic analyses of laboratory, wild and domesticated yeast populations are providing unprecedented detail about many of the processes that govern evolution, including long-term processes, such as reproductive isolation and speciation, and short-term processes, such as adaptation to natural and domestication-related environments...
July 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713352/use-of-native-yeast-strains-for-in-bottle-fermentation-to-face-the-uniformity-in-sparkling-wine-production
#14
Ileana Vigentini, Shirley Barrera Cardenas, Federica Valdetara, Monica Faccincani, Carlo A Panont, Claudia Picozzi, Roberto Foschino
The in-bottle fermentation of sparkling wines is currently triggered by few commercialized Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. This lack of diversity in tirage yeast cultures leads to a prevalent uniformity in sensory profiles of the end products. The aim of this study has been to exploit the natural multiplicity of yeast populations in order to introduce variability in sparkling wines throughout the re-fermentation step. A collection of 133 S. cerevisiae strains were screened on the basis of technological criteria (fermenting power and vigor, SO2 tolerance, alcohol tolerance, flocculence) and qualitative features (acetic acid, glycerol and H2S productions)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712783/discovery-and-engineering-of-a-1-butanol-biosensor-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#15
Shuobo Shi, Yook Wah Choi, Huimin Zhao, Meng How Tan, Ee Lui Ang
The present study aimed to develop a universal methodology for the discovery of biosensors sensitive to particular stresses or metabolites by using a transcriptome analysis, in order to address the need for in vivo biosensors to drive the engineering of microbial cell factories. The method was successfully applied to the discovery of 1-butanol sensors. In particular, the genome-wide transcriptome profiling of S. cerevisiae exposed to three similar short-chain alcohols, 1-butanol, 1-propanol, and ethanol, identified genes that were differentially expressed only under the treatment of 1-butanol...
June 23, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712705/engineering-of-global-regulators-and-cell-surface-properties-toward-enhancing-stress-tolerance-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#16
REVIEW
Kouichi Kuroda, Mitsuyoshi Ueda
Microbial cell factories are subject to various stresses, leading to the reductions of metabolic activity and bioproduction efficiency. Therefore, the development of stress-tolerant microorganisms is important for improving bio-production efficiency. Recently, modifications of cell surface properties and master regulators have been shown to be effective approaches for enhancing stress tolerance. The cell surface is an attractive target owing to its interactions with the environment and its role in transmitting environmental information...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712332/comparison-of-commercial-baker-s-yeast-versus-bacteria-based-membrane-bioreactors-for-landfill-leachate-treatment
#17
M C S Amaral, G C B Brito, B G Reis, L C Lange, W G Moravia
This paper compares the performance of the membrane bioreactor (MBR) inoculated with commercial baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) (MBRy) versus one inoculated with bacterial sludge (MBRb) for treatment of landfill leachate (LFL). The MBRb and MBRy were operated with a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 48 h, solids retention time (SRT) of 60 d, and specific air demand based on membrane area (SADm) of 0.6 m(3) h(-1) m(-2). The MBRy was more efficient in removing COD (68 ± 12%), color (79 ± 8%), ammoniacal nitrogen (58 ± 18%), and phosphorus (62 ± 19%) compared to MBRb, which showed removal efficiencies of 44 ± 18%, 46 ± 20%, 45 ± 17%, and 29 ± 15% for COD, color, ammoniacal nitrogen, and phosphorus...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711856/rnaseq-based-transcriptome-comparison-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strains-isolated-from-diverse-fermentative-environments
#18
Clara Ibáñez, Roberto Pérez-Torrado, Miguel Morard, Christina Toft, Eladio Barrio, Amparo Querol
Transcriptome analyses play a central role in unraveling the complexity of gene expression regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This species, one of the most important microorganisms for humans given its industrial applications, shows an astonishing degree of genetic and phenotypic variability among different strains adapted to specific environments. In order to gain novel insights into the Saccharomyces cerevisiae biology of strains adapted to different fermentative environments, we analyzed the whole transcriptome of three strains isolated from wine, flor wine or mezcal fermentations...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711500/atvps11-is-essential-for-vacuole-biogenesis-in-embryo-and-participates-in-pollen-tube-growth-in-arabidopsis
#19
Xiaoyun Tan, Juan Wei, Beibei Li, Mengru Wang, Yiqun Bao
Vacuoles are multiple functional and essential organelles in plants. Studies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae had identified a tethering factor HOPS (Homotypic Fusion and Vacuolar Protein Sorting) complex that plays a critical role in vacuole biogenesis. The HOPS complex consists of four core subunits (Vps11, Vps16, Vps18 and Vps33) and two special subunits (Vps39 and Vps41). All these subunits were found in Arabidopsis, and our knowledge of the function of Arabidopsis HOPS complex are still limited. In this study, we investigated the function of AtVps11 gene in Arabidopsis, we found that vps11/- lead to embryo lethal, vacuole biogenesis in embryo was impaired...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711459/influence-of-the-bud-neck-on-nuclear-envelope-fission-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
Patricia G Melloy, Mark D Rose
Studies have shown that nuclear envelope fission (karyokinesis) in budding yeast depends on cytokinesis, but not distinguished whether this was a direct requirement, indirect, because of cell cycle arrest, or due to bud neck-localized proteins impacting both processes. To determine the requirements for karyokinesis, we examined mutants conditionally defective for bud emergence and/or nuclear migration. The common mutant phenotype was completion of the nuclear division cycle within the mother cell, but karyokinesis did not occur...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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