RRC ID 2177
Author Wang LY, Shimada K, Morishita M, Shiozaki K.
Title Response of fission yeast to toxic cations involves cooperative action of the stress-activated protein kinase Spc1/Sty1 and the Hal4 protein kinase.
Journal Mol. Cell. Biol.
Abstract Stress-activated protein kinases (SAPKs), members of a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) subfamily, are highly conserved among eukaryotes. Studies of yeasts demonstrated that SAPKs play pivotal roles in survival responses to high osmolarity, oxidative stress, and heat shock. Here we report a novel physiological role of the fission yeast Spc1 SAPK in cellular resistance to certain cations, such as Na(+), Li(+), and Ca(2+). Strains lacking Spc1 or its activator, Wis1 MAPK kinase, are hypersensitive to these cations. Spc1 positively regulates expression of sod2(+) encoding a Na(+)/H(+) antiporter through Atf1 and other transcription factors. In addition, we have identified a novel Spc1-interacting protein, Hal4, which is highly homologous to the budding yeast Sat4/Hal4 protein kinase. Like its budding yeast counterpart, the fission yeast Hal4 kinase is essential for cellular resistance to Na(+), Li(+), and Ca(2+). The hal4-null phenotype is complemented by overexpression of the Trk1 potassium transporter or increased K(+) in the growth medium, suggesting that Hal4 promotes K(+) uptake, which consequently increases cellular resistance to other cations. Interestingly, the Spc1-Hal4 interaction appears to be required for cellular resistance to Ca(2+) but not Na(+) and Li(+). We propose that Spc1 SAPK and Hal4 kinase cooperatively function to protect cells from the toxic cations.
Volume 25(10)
Pages 3945-55
Published 2005-5
DOI 10.1128/MCB.25.10.3945-3955.2005
PII 25/10/3945
PMID 15870269
PMC PMC1087739
MeSH Activating Transcription Factor 1 Amino Acid Sequence Cations / pharmacology* DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism Drug Resistance, Fungal Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal Homeostasis MAP Kinase Signaling System / drug effects Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinases / metabolism* Molecular Sequence Data Mutation / genetics Potassium / metabolism Protein Binding Protein Kinases / chemistry Protein Kinases / genetics Protein Kinases / metabolism* Protein-Serine-Threonine Kinases Schizosaccharomyces / drug effects* Schizosaccharomyces / enzymology* Schizosaccharomyces / genetics Schizosaccharomyces / growth & development Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins / chemistry Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins / genetics Schizosaccharomyces pombe Proteins / metabolism* Sodium-Hydrogen Exchangers / genetics Transcription Factors / metabolism
IF 3.735
Times Cited 13
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