Fission yeast Spc1 (Sty1), a stress-activated mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) homologous to human p38, orchestrates global changes in gene expression in response to diverse forms of cytotoxic stress. This control is partly mediated through Atf1, a transcription factor homologous to human ATF2. How Spc1 controls Atf1, and how the cells tailor gene expression patterns to different forms of stress, are unknown. Here we describe Csx1, a novel protein crucial for survival of oxidative but not ...[more]
Project description:Transcription profiling of fission yeast /yox1/ deletion and genome wide location analysis of Yox1p and Cdc10p transcription factors reveal a negative feedback interaction: /yox1 /is transcriptionally activated by MBF, and Yox1p in turn transcriptionally represses the MBF target genes (including /yox1 /itself).