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FEBS Lett. 2000 Sep 29;482(1-2):19-24.

CEO1, a new protein from Arabidopsis thaliana, protects yeast against oxidative damage.

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Vakgroep Moleculaire Genetica and Departement Plantengenetica, Vlaams Interuniversitair Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB), Universiteit Gent, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000, Gent, Belgium.

Abstract

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain WYT, deficient in the YAP1 transcription factor, was used in a molecular screen to identify genes from Arabidopsis thaliana that could overcome the oxidative stress-sensitive phenotype of these yeast cells. A cDNA named CEO1 increased the tolerance to oxidative damage caused by tert-butylhydroperoxide of both the Yap1(-) mutant and the wild-type yeast. Additionally, in Yap1(-) yeast, CEO1 also induced cross-tolerance to oxidative damage caused by hydrogen peroxide and diamide. CEO1 was assigned as being part of a small gene family that, until now, is exclusively restricted to plants. In Arabidopsis, CEO1 was produced in all organs, especially in roots and stems. By using the yeast two-hybrid system, proteins that specifically interact with CEO1 in yeast were identified, and putative DNA-binding proteins were consistently recovered.

PMID:
11018516
DOI:
10.1016/s0014-5793(00)02016-0
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