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Akaraphol Watcharawipas, Daisuke Watanabe, Hiroshi Takagi
Sodium and acetate inhibit cell growth and ethanol fermentation by different mechanisms in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. We identified the substitution of a conserved Thr255 to Ala (T255A) in the essential Nedd4-family ubiquitin ligase Rsp5, which enhances cellular sodium acetate tolerance. The T255A mutation selectively increased the resistance of cells against sodium acetate, suggesting that S. cerevisiae cells possess an Rsp5-mediated mechanism to cope with the composite stress of sodium and acetate. The sodium acetate tolerance was dependent on the extrusion of intracellular sodium ions by the plasma membrane-localized sodium pumps Ena1, Ena2, and Ena5 (Ena1/2/5) and two known upstream regulators: the Rim101 pH signaling pathway and the Hog1 mitogen-activated protein kinase...
December 1, 2017: FEMS Yeast Research
Carlos Anton, Bettina Zanolari, Irene Arcones, Congwei Wang, Jose Miguel Mulet, Anne Spang, Cesar Roncero
Exomer is an adaptor complex required for the direct transport of a selected number of cargoes from the trans -Golgi network (TGN) to the plasma membrane in Saccharomyces cerevisiae However, exomer mutants are highly sensitive to increased concentrations of alkali metal cations, a situation that remains unexplained by the lack of transport of any known cargoes. Here we identify several HAL genes that act as multicopy suppressors of this sensitivity and are connected to the reduced function of the sodium ATPase Ena1...
December 1, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
Oana Stanciu, Cristina Juan, Doina Miere, Felicia Loghin, Jordi Mañes
In this study, a total of 244 wheat and wheat-based products collected from Romania were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) in order to evaluate the presence of four enniatins (ENs; i.e., ENA, ENA1, ENB, and ENB1) and beauvericin (BEA). For the wheat samples, the influence of agricultural practices was assessed, whereas the results for the wheat-based products were used to calculate the estimated daily intake of emerging mycotoxins through wheat consumption for the Romanian population...
June 12, 2017: Toxins
Bernd Osteresch, Susana Viegas, Benedikt Cramer, Hans-Ulrich Humpf
In this study, a rapid multi-mycotoxin approach was developed for biomonitoring and quantification of 27 important mycotoxins and mycotoxin metabolites in human blood samples. HPLC-MS/MS detection was used for the analysis of dried serum spots (DSS) and dried blood spots (DBS). Detection of aflatoxins (AFB1 , AFB2 , AFG1 , AFG2 , AFM1 ), trichothecenes (deoxynivalenol, DON; DON-3-glucoronic acid, DON-3-GlcA; T-2; HT-2; and HT-2-4-GlcA), fumonisin B1 (FB1 ), ochratoxins (OTA and its thermal degradation product 2'R-OTA; OTα; 10-hydroxychratoxin A, 10-OH-OTA), citrinin (CIT and its urinary metabolite dihydrocitrinone, DH-CIT), zearalenone and zearalanone (ZEN, ZAN), altenuene (ALT), alternariols (AOH; alternariol monomethyl ether, AME), enniatins (EnA, EnA1 , EnB, EnB1 ) and beauvericin (Bea) was validated for two matrices, serum (DSS), and whole blood (DBS)...
May 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
C Juan, H Berrada, J Mañes, S Oueslati
A study on raw barley and derived products (barley soup and beers) was carried out to determine the natural presence of twenty-four mycotoxins by both liquid chromatography and gas chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The developed multi-mycotoxin procedure was based on both SLE and QuEChERS extraction steps. 66% of analyzed samples presented mycotoxin contamination and only one sample, which was soup of barley (6 ng/g), exceeded the maximum level (ML) established by EU for OTA (5 ng/g)...
May 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Josefa Tolosa, Giulia Graziani, Anna Gaspari, Donato Chianese, Emilia Ferrer, Jordi Mañes, Alberto Ritieni
A simple and rapid multi-mycotoxin method for the determination of 17 mycotoxins  simultaneously  is  described  in  the  present  survey  on  durum  and  soft  wheat  pasta  samples.  Mycotoxins included in the study were those mainly reported in cereal samples: ochratoxin-A  (OTA), aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), zearalenone (ZON), deoxynivalenol (DON), 3-and 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol  (3-AcDON and 15-AcDON), nivalenol (NIV), neosolaniol (NEO), fusarenon-X, (FUS-X), T-2 toxin  (T-2) and HT-2 toxin (HT-2), fumonisin B1 and B2 (FB1 and FB2), and four emerging mycotoxins:  three  enniatins  (ENA,  ENA1,  and  ENB),  and  beauvericin  (BEA)...
February 9, 2017: Toxins
Abdellah Zinedine, Mónica Fernández-Franzón, Jordi Mañes, Lara Manyes
The multi-mycotoxin contamination of ninety-eight (98) couscous semolina samples collected from various areas in Morocco was investigated in this study. Samples were surveyed for the presence of 22 mycotoxins (four aflatoxins, ochratoxin A, diacetoxiscyrpenol (DAS), three fumonisins, beauvericin (BEA), deoxynivalenol (DON), 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol (15-ADON), 3-acetyl-deoxynivalenol (3-ADON), nivalenol (NIV), sterigmatocystin (STG), zearalenone (ZEA), four enniatins, T-2 and HT-2 toxins). Results showed that 96 out of 98 total couscous samples (98%) were contaminated by at least one mycotoxin...
January 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
Silvia Petrezsélyová, María López-Malo, David Canadell, Alicia Roque, Albert Serra-Cardona, M Carmen Marqués, Ester Vilaprinyó, Rui Alves, Lynne Yenush, Joaquín Ariño
Regulated expression of the Ena1 Na+-ATPase is a crucial event for adaptation to high salt and/or alkaline pH stress in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. ENA1 expression is under the control of diverse signaling pathways, including that mediated by the calcium-regulatable protein phosphatase calcineurin and its downstream transcription factor Crz1. We present here a quantitative study of the expression of Ena1 in response to alkalinization of the environment and we analyze the contribution of Crz1 to this response...
2016: PloS One
Juan Manuel Quiles, Federica Saladino, Jordi Mañes, Mónica Fernández-Franzón, Giuseppe Meca
Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites produced by filamentous fungi, as Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium. The first objective of this research was to study the presence of mycotoxins in 60 samples of refrigerated pizza dough, by extraction with methanol and determination by liquid chromatography associated with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Then, the estimated dietary intakes (EDIs) of these mycotoxins, among the Spanish population, was calculated and the health risk assessment was performed, comparing the EDIs data with the tolerable daily intake values (TDIs)...
August 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Yunying Zhao, Hongbo Yan, Ricardo Happeck, Tina Peiter-Volk, Huihui Xu, Yan Zhang, Edgar Peiter, Chloë van Oostende Triplet, Malcolm Whiteway, Linghuo Jiang
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Rch1 is structurally similar to both the vertebrate solute carrier SLC10A7 and Candida albicans Rch1. We show here that ScRCH1 is a functional homolog of CaRCH1. In S. cerevisiae, overexpression of ScRCH1 suppresses, but deletion of ScRCH1 does not affect, the lithium and rapamycin tolerance of pmr1 cells. Overexpression of ScRCH1 reduces expression of ENA1, prevents sustained accumulation of cytosolic calcium and reduces the activation level of calcium/calcineurin signaling in pmr1 cells...
March 2016: European Journal of Cell Biology
Vadim Volkov
Modeling of ion transport via plasma membrane needs identification and quantitative understanding of the involved processes. Brief characterization of main ion transport systems of a yeast cell (Pma1, Ena1, TOK1, Nha1, Trk1, Trk2, non-selective cation conductance) and determining the exact number of molecules of each transporter per a typical cell allow us to predict the corresponding ion flows. In this review a comparison of ion transport in small yeast cell and several animal cell types is provided. The importance of cell volume to surface ratio is emphasized...
2015: Frontiers in Plant Science
Henrik D Møller, Lance Parsons, Tue S Jørgensen, David Botstein, Birgitte Regenberg
Examples of extrachromosomal circular DNAs (eccDNAs) are found in many organisms, but their impact on genetic variation at the genome scale has not been investigated. We mapped 1,756 eccDNAs in the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome using Circle-Seq, a highly sensitive eccDNA purification method. Yeast eccDNAs ranged from an arbitrary lower limit of 1 kb up to 38 kb and covered 23% of the genome, representing thousands of genes. EccDNA arose both from genomic regions with repetitive sequences ≥ 15 bases long and from regions with short or no repetitive sequences...
June 16, 2015: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Ana B Serrano, Guillermina Font, Jordi Mañes, Emilia Ferrer
BACKGROUND: Potential human health risks posed by enniatins (ENs) require their control primarily from cereal products, creating a demand for harvesting, food processing and storage techniques capable to prevent, reduce and/or eliminate the contamination. In this study, different methodologies to pasta processing simulating traditional and industrial processes were developed in order to know the fate of the mycotoxin ENs. The levels of ENs were studied at different steps of pasta processing...
March 30, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
M Carmen Marqués, Sara Zamarbide-Forés, Leda Pedelini, Vicent Llopis-Torregrosa, Lynne Yenush
The maintenance of ionic homeostasis is essential for cell viability, thus the activity of plasma membrane ion transporters must be tightly controlled. Previous studies in Saccharomyces cerevisiae revealed that the proper trafficking of several nutrient permeases requires the E3 ubiquitin ligase Rsp5 and, in many cases, the presence of specific adaptor proteins needed for Rsp5 substrate recognition. Among these adaptor proteins are nine members of the arrestin-related trafficking adaptor (ART) family. We studied the possible role of the ART family in the regulation of monovalent cation transporters...
June 2015: FEMS Yeast Research
Sebastian Hickert, Johannes Gerding, Edson Ncube, Florian Hübner, Bradley Flett, Benedikt Cramer, Hans-Ulrich Humpf
Using micro high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) a simple and fast method for the quantitative determination of 26 mycotoxins was developed. Sample preparation consists of a single extraction step and a dilute-and-shoot approach without further cleanup. With a total run time of 9 min and solvent consumption below 0.3 mL per chromatographic run, the presented method is cost-effective. All toxins regulated by the European Commission with maximum or guidance levels in grain products (fumonisins B1 and B2 (FB1 and FB2)); deoxynivalenol (DON); aflatoxins B1, G1, B2, and G2 (AFB1, AFG1, AFB2, and AFG2); ochratoxin A (OTA); T-2 and HT-2 toxins; and zearalenone (ZEN) can be quantified with this method...
May 2015: Mycotoxin Research
L Covarelli, G Beccari, A Prodi, S Generotti, F Etruschi, G Meca, C Juan, J Mañes
Contamination of wheat grain by beauvericin (BEA) and enniatins (ENs) is a global emerging mycotoxicological food problem. In this study, strains of Fusarium avenaceum (FA), Fusarium poae (FP), Fusarium equiseti and Fusarium sporotrichioides, all potential BEA and EN producers, isolated from 162 grain samples of durum and soft wheat harvested in 2009 and 2010 collected in an area of central Italy, were preliminarily screened for the presence of the esyn1 gene, encoding the multifunctional enzyme enniatin-synthetase for the detection of potential hexadepsipeptide-producing isolates...
April 2015: Food Microbiology
Albert Serra-Cardona, Silvia Petrezsélyová, David Canadell, José Ramos, Joaquín Ariño
The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae has two main high-affinity inorganic phosphate (Pi) transporters, Pho84 and Pho89, that are functionally relevant at acidic/neutral pH and alkaline pH, respectively. Upon Pi starvation, PHO84 and PHO89 are induced by the activation of the PHO regulon by the binding of the Pho4 transcription factor to specific promoter sequences. We show that PHO89 and PHO84 are induced by alkalinization of the medium with different kinetics and that the network controlling Pho89 expression in response to alkaline pH differs from that of other members of the PHO regulon...
December 2014: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hana Elicharova, Hana Sychrova
Candida glabrata is a salt-tolerant and fluconazole (FLC)-resistant yeast species. Here, we analyse the contribution of plasma-membrane alkali-metal-cation exporters, a cation/proton antiporter and a cation ATPase to cation homeostasis and the maintenance of membrane potential (ΔΨ). Using a series of single and double mutants lacking CNH1 and/or ENA1 genes we show that the inability to export potassium and toxic alkali-metal cations leads to a slight hyperpolarization of the plasma membrane of C. glabrata cells; this hyperpolarization drives more cations into the cells and affects cation homeostasis...
August 2014: Microbiology
Josep Rubert, Nuria León, Carmen Sáez, Claudia P B Martins, Michal Godula, Vicent Yusà, Jordi Mañes, José Miguel Soriano, Carla Soler
Humans can be exposed to mycotoxins through the food chain. Mycotoxins are mainly found as contaminants in food and could be subsequently excreted via biological fluids such as urine or human breast milk in native or metabolised form. Since breast milk is usually supposed as the only food for new-borns, the occurrence of mycotoxins in thirty-five human milk samples was evaluated by a newly developed method based on QuEChERS extraction and UHPLC-HRMS detection. The method described here allows the detection of target mycotoxins in order to determine the quality of this initial feeding...
April 11, 2014: Analytica Chimica Acta
Yuan Chen, Dena L Toffaletti, Jennifer L Tenor, Anastasia P Litvintseva, Charles Fang, Thomas G Mitchell, Tami R McDonald, Kirsten Nielsen, David R Boulware, Tihana Bicanic, John R Perfect
UNLABELLED: Cryptococcus neoformans is the leading cause of fungal meningitis worldwide. Previous studies have characterized the cryptococcal transcriptome under various stress conditions, but a comprehensive profile of the C. neoformans transcriptome in the human host has not been attempted. Here, we extracted RNA from yeast cells taken directly from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of two AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis prior to antifungal therapy. The patients were infected with strains of C...
February 4, 2014: MBio
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