A spoke in the wheel: Calcium spikes disrupt yeast cell cycle

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A prerequisite of calcium signaling is the maintenance of cytoplasmic free Ca2+ within a narrow, sub-micromolar range, compatible with cell viability. A variety of stress inducing agents and drugs can lead to a disruption of calcium homeostasis with ensuing toxicity. Amiodarone, an anti-arrhythmic drug with broad range microbicidal effect, has been shown to trigger a calcium burst in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Recently, we reported that amiodarone elicits a starvation response, blocks cell cycle progression at multiple stages and represses the transcription of cell cycle genes. Here, we examine the connections between Ca2+-calcineurin signaling, nutrient sensing and regulation of the cell cycle.

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870 - 873
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10.4161/cc.7.7.5616
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A spoke in the wheel: Calcium spikes disrupt yeast cell cycle