Cell wall dynamics in yeast

Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Aug;2(4):348-52. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5274(99)80061-7.


The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is the first fungus for which the structure of the cell wall is known at the molecular level. It is a dynamic and highly regulated structure. This is vividly illustrated when the cell wall is damaged and a salvage pathway becomes active, resulting in compensatory changes in the wall.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Wall / chemistry
  • Cell Wall / metabolism*
  • Fungal Proteins / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / chemistry
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism*


  • Fungal Proteins