Regulation of the Na+/K+-ATPase Ena1 expression by Calcineurin/Crz1 under High pH stress: A quantitative study

Silvia Petrezsélyová, María López-Malo, David Canadell, Alicia Roque, Albert Serra-Cardona, M. Carmen Marqués, Ester Vilaprinyó, Rui Alves, Lynne Yenush, Joaquín Ariño

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© 2016 Petrezsélyová et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Regulated expression of the Ena1 Na+ -ATPase is a crucial event for adaptation to high salt and/or alkaline pH stress in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. ENA1 expression is under the control of diverse signaling pathways, including that mediated by the calciumregulatable protein phosphatase calcineurin and its downstream transcription factor Crz1.We present here a quantitative study of the expression of Ena1 in response to alkalinization of the environment and we analyze the contribution of Crz1 to this response. Experimental data and mathematical models substantiate the existence of two stress-responsive Crz1-binding sites in the ENA1 promoter and estimate that the contribution of Crz1 to the early response of the ENA1 promoter is about 60%. The models suggest the existence of a second input with similar kinetics, which would be likely mediated by high pH-induced activation of the Snf1 kinase.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0158424
JournalPLoS ONE
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


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