Membrane fluidity in yeast adaptation: insights from fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy

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Learmonth, Robert P.. 2012. "Membrane fluidity in yeast adaptation: insights from fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy." Geddes, Chris D. (ed.) Reviews in Fluorescence 2010. New York, NY. United States. Springer. pp. 67-93
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Membrane fluidity in yeast adaptation: insights from fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleReviews in Fluorescence 2010
Authors
AuthorLearmonth, Robert P.
EditorsGeddes, Chris D.
Page Range67-93
SeriesReviews in Fluorescence
Chapter Number4
Number of Pages26
Year2012
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationNew York, NY. United States
ISBN9781441998279
9781441998286
ISSN1573-8086
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9828-6_4
Web Address (URL)http://www.springer.com/biomed/book/978-1-4419-9827-9
Abstract

This review summarises work determining relationships among yeast membrane fluidity, cell physiology and environmental changes, utilising fluorescence spectroscopy and multi-photon microscopy. It outlines studies of how membrane fluidity relates to growth phase, cellular physiology and nutrition (particularly, glucose and zinc status) and membrane lipid composition. It also outlines how determination of membrane fluidity by fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy has provided insights into yeast responses to heat shock and heat and ethanol stress, the impact on membranes of the stress-protectant trehalose and roles of membrane-associated protein functions.

Keywordsyeast; membrane fluidity; fluorescence; spectroscopy; microscopy; stress adaptation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020310110. Receptors and membrane biology
310603. Fermentation
310799. Microbiology not elsewhere classified
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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