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Ultrastructural analysis of cell fusion in yeast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18979245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The process of creating a single cell from two progenitor cells requires molecular precision to coordinate the events leading to cytoplasmic continuity while preventing lethal cell lysis. Cell fusion characteristically involves the mobilization of fundamental processes, including signaling, polarization, adhesion, and membrane fusion. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an ideal model system for examining the events of this critical and well-conserved process. Researchers employ yeast cells because they are rapidly growing, easy to manipulate, amenable to long-term storage, genetically tractable, readily transformed, and nonhazardous. The genetic and morphological characterizations of cell fusion in wild-type and fusion mutants have helped define the mechanism and temporal regulation required for efficient cell fusion. Ultrastructural studies, in particular, have contributed to the characterization of and revealed striking similarities within cell fusion events in higher organisms. This chapter details two yeast cell fusion ultrastructural methods. The first utilizes an ambient temperature chemical fixation, and the second employs a combination of high-pressure freezing and freeze substitution.
Authors:
Alison E Gammie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  475     ISSN:  1064-3745     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-03     Completed Date:  2008-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-211     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cytological Techniques / methods*
Reproduction
Saccharomyces cerevisiae / cytology*,  ultrastructure*

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