© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Maintenance of appropriate fluxes of monovalent cation is a requirement for growth and survival. In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae an electrochemical gradient of H+ is fundamental for the uptake of diverse cations, such as K+, and of many other nutrients. In spite of early work suggesting that alterations in monovalent cation fluxes impact on the uptake and utilization of nutrients, such as phosphate anions, only recently this important aspect of the yeast physiology has been addressed and characterized in some detail. This chapter provides a historical background and summarizes the latest findings.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- Ammonium assimilation
- Phosphate uptake
- Potassium homeostasis
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae