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Is Saccharomyces cerevisiae apoptotic cell death associated with gene transfer?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16754298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Programmed cell death in unicellular organisms is difficult to account for in evolutionary terms. In the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, existence of several morphological and biochemical features of apoptosis has been described, and genes responsible for execution of the death program have been identified. It is here suggested that apoptosis of yeast cells could provide direct benefit to the genes of the dying cells, by facilitating DNA transfer to surrounding cells. The biochemical details of yeast apoptotic death are considered in light of a gene transfer hypothesis.
Amnon Koren
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IUBMB life     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1521-6543     ISO Abbreviation:  IUBMB Life     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-06     Completed Date:  2006-09-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888706     Medline TA:  IUBMB Life     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Apoptosis / genetics*
Caspases / physiology
Gene Transfer, Horizontal / genetics*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics,  physiology*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins; EC 3.4.22.-/Caspases; EC 3.4.22.-/MCA1 protein, S cerevisiae

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