Li L~Breeden LL, 2015

Pubmed ID 26068574
Title A Genetic Screen for Saccharomyces cerevisiae Mutants That Fail to Enter Quiescence.
Authors Lihong Li, Shawna Miles, Linda L Breeden
Abstract Budding yeast begin the transition to quiescence by prolonging G1 and accumulating limited nutrients. They undergo asymmetric cell divisions, slow cellular expansion, acquire significant stress tolerance and construct elaborate cell walls. These morphologic changes give rise to quiescent (Q) cells, which can be distinguished from three other cell types in a stationary phase culture by flow cytometry. We have used flow cytometry to screen for genes that are required to obtain the quiescent cell fraction. We find that cell wall integrity is critical and these genes may help define quiescence-specific features of the cell wall. Genes required to evade the host innate immune response are common. These may be new targets for antifungal drugs. Acquired thermotolerance is also a common property, and we show that the stress-response transcription factors Msn2 and Msn4 promote quiescence. Many other pathways also contribute, including a subset of genes involved in autophagy, ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis, DNA replication, bud site selection, and cytokinesis.
Citation G3 (Bethesda) 2015; 5:1783-95


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Li L~Breeden LL, 2015 entry in quiescence standard YPD + G418 [100 ug/ml] hap a N/A Discrete

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