We recently showed that in hxk2Δ cells, showing constitutive localization of active Ras at the mitochondria, addition of acetic acid caused an increase of both apoptotic and necrotic cells compared with the wild-type strain, providing a new role for hexokinase 2 (EC 220.127.116.11) as an anti-apoptotic factor, besides its known role as a glycolytic enzyme and as a regulator of gene transcription of several Mig1-regulated genes. We also demonstrated that apoptosis induced by lack of Hxk2 may not require the activation of Yca1. Here, we show that deletion of HXK2 causes hypersensitivity to H2O2 and that addition of this well-known apoptotic stimulus to hxk2Δ cells causes an increase in the level ROS, apoptosis and mitochondrial membrane potential. We also show that deletion of AIF1 in hxk2Δ cells enhances survival after induction of apoptosis with both H2O2 and acetic acid, rescues the reduction of both growth rate and cell size, abrogates both H2O2 and acetic acid-induced ROS accumulation and decreases cell death, suggesting that Aif1 might be involved in both H2O2 and acetic acid-induced cell death in hxk2Δ cells. Moreover, we show that active Ras proteins relocalize to the plasma membrane and to the nucleus in hxk2Δ aif1Δ cells.
Amigoni, L., Frigerio, G., Martegani, E., & Colombo, S. (2016). Involvement of Aif1 in apoptosis triggered by lack of Hxk2 in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS YEAST RESEARCH, 16(3).
|Citazione:||Amigoni, L., Frigerio, G., Martegani, E., & Colombo, S. (2016). Involvement of Aif1 in apoptosis triggered by lack of Hxk2 in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS YEAST RESEARCH, 16(3).|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Involvement of Aif1 in apoptosis triggered by lack of Hxk2 in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae|
|Autori:||Amigoni, L; Frigerio, G; Martegani, E; Colombo, S|
AMIGONI, LOREDANA (Primo)
MARTEGANI, ENZO (Penultimo)
COLOMBO, SONIA (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||FEMS YEAST RESEARCH|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsyr/fow016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|