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Title: From lipid homeostasis to differentiation: Old and new functions of the zinc cluster proteins Ecm22, Upc2, Sut1 and Sut2
Authors: Hoefken, T
Joshua, IM
Keywords: zinc cluster protein;transcription factor;sterol uptake;sterol biosynthesis;anaerobic;filamentation;mating;budding yeast;Candida;antifungal
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Abstract: Abstract: Zinc cluster proteins are a large family of transcriptional regulators with a wide range of biological functions. The zinc cluster proteins Ecm22, Upc2, Sut1 and Sut2 have initially been identified as regulators of sterol import in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. These proteins also control adaptations to anaerobic growth, sterol biosynthesis as well as filamentation and mating. Orthologs of these zinc cluster proteins have been identified in several species of Candida. Upc2 plays a critical role in antifungal resistance in these important human fungal pathogens. Upc2 is therefore an interesting potential target for novel antifungals. In this review we discuss functions, mode of actions and regulation of Ecm22, Upc2, Sut1 and Sut2 in budding yeast 18 and Candida.
ISSN: 1422-0067
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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