Milk and sugar: Regulation of cell wall synthesis in the milk yeast Kluyveromyces lactis

Autor(en): Backhaus, Katja
Buchwald, Ulf
Heppeler, Nele
Schmitz, Hans-Peter 
Rodicio, Rosaura
Heinisch, Juergen J.
Stichwörter: Cell Biology; Cell wall proteome; EVOLUTION; IN-VIVO; INTEGRITY PATHWAY; MAINTENANCE; MAP kinase cascade; METABOLISM; Protein kinase C; PROTEIN-KINASE-C; SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE; SIGNAL-TRANSDUCTION PATHWAY; STRESS SENSOR; SURFACE SENSORS; Transmission electron microscopy
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER GMBH, URBAN & FISCHER VERLAG
Journal: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY
Volumen: 90
Ausgabe: 9
Startseite: 745
Seitenende: 750
Zusammenfassung: 
The milk yeast Kluyveromyces lactis is an alternative model yeast to the well established Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The cell wall of these fungi consists of polysaccharides (i.e. long chains of beta-1,3- and beta-1,6-linked sugar chains and some chitin) and rnannoproteins, both of which are continually adapted to environmental conditions in terms of their abundance and organization. This implies the need to perceive signals at the cell surface and to transform them into a proper cellular response. The signal transduction cascade involved in this process is generally referred to as the cell wall integrity (CWI) pathway. CWI signaling and cell wall composition have been extensively studied in the Baker's yeast S. cerevisiae and are also of interest in other yeast species with commercial potential, such as K. lactis. We here summarize the results obtained in the past years on CWI signaling in K. lactis and use a comparative approach to the findings obtained in S. cerevisiae to highlight special adaptations to their natural environments. (C) 2011 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 01719335
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2011.04.005

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