The yeast stress response. Role of the Yap family of b-ZIP transcription factors. The PABMB Lecture delivered on 30 June 2004 at the 29th FEBS Congress in Warsaw

FEBS J. 2005 Jun;272(11):2639-47. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2005.04695.x.


The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae possesses a very flexible and complex programme of gene expression when exposed to a plethora of environmental insults. Therefore, yeast cell homeostasis control is achieved through a highly coordinated mechanism of transcription regulation involving several factors, each performing specific functions. Here, we present our current knowledge of the function of the yeast activator protein family, formed by eight basic-leucine zipper trans-activators, which have been shown to play an important role in stress response.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Oxidative Stress*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / physiology*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / physiology*
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Trans-Activators / physiology*
  • Transcription Factors / physiology*
  • Transcription, Genetic*


  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Trans-Activators
  • Transcription Factors