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TOR kinase pathway and 14-3-3 proteins regulate glucose-induced expression of HXT1, a yeast low-affinity glucose transporter.

Authors
  • Tomás-Cobos, Lidia
  • Viana, Rosa
  • Sanz, Pascual
Type
Published Article
Journal
Yeast (Chichester, England)
Publication Date
Apr 30, 2005
Volume
22
Issue
6
Pages
471–479
Identifiers
PMID: 15849787
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Expression of HXT1, a gene encoding a Saccharomyces cerevisiae low-affinity glucose transporter, is regulated by glucose availability, being activated in the presence of glucose and inhibited when the levels of the sugar are scarce. In this study we show that 14-3-3 proteins are involved in the regulation of the expression of HXT1 by glucose. We also demonstrate that 14-3-3 proteins, in complex with Reg1, a regulatory subunit of Glc7 protein phosphatase, interact physically with Grr1 (a component of the SCF-Grr1 ubiquitination complex), a key player in the process of HXT1 induction by glucose. In addition, we show that the TOR kinase pathway participates actively in the induction of HXT1 expression by glucose. Inhibition of the TOR kinase pathway by rapamycin treatment abolishes HXT1 glucose induction. A possible involvement of PP2A protein phosphatase complex, through the Cdc55 B-subunit, in the glucose induction of HXT1 is also discussed.

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