Proteomic changes in Debaryomyces hansenii upon exposure to NaCl stress

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The proteome of the highly NaCl-tolerant yeast Debaryomyces hansenii was investigated by two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2D PAGE), and 47 protein spots were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) followed by mass spectrometry (MS). The influence of NaCl on the D. hansenii proteome was investigated during the first 3 h of NaCl exposure. The rate of protein synthesis was strongly decreased by exposure to 8% and 12% (w/v) NaCl, as the average incorporation rates of l-[(35)S]methionine within the first 30 min after addition of NaCl were only 7% and 4% of the rate in medium without NaCl. In addition, the number of protein spots detected on 2D gels prepared from cells exposed to 8% and 12% (w/v) NaCl exceeded less than 28% of the number of protein spots detected on 2D gels prepared from cells without added NaCl. Several proteins were identified as being either induced or repressed upon NaCl exposure. The induced proteins were enzymes involved in glycerol synthesis/dissimilation and the upper part of glycolysis, whereas the repressed proteins were enzymes involved in the lower part of glycolysis, the route to the Krebs cycle, and the synthesis of amino acids. Furthermore, one heat shock protein (Ssa1p) was induced, whereas others (Ssb2p and Hsp60p) were repressed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFEMS Yeast Research
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)293-303
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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