Systems for applied gene control in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Biotechnol Lett. 2008 Jun;30(6):979-87. doi: 10.1007/s10529-008-9647-z. Epub 2008 Feb 1.


Saccharomyces cerevisiae is frequently used in biotechnology, including fermentative processes in food production, heterologous protein production and high throughput developments for biomedicine. Accurate expression of selected genes is essential for all these areas. Systems that can be regulated are particularly useful because they allow controlling the timing and levels of gene expression. We examine here new expression systems that have been described, including improvements of classical ones and new strategies of artificial gene control that have been applied in functional genomics.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Anaerobiosis
  • Carrier Proteins / genetics
  • Galactokinase / genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Fungal*
  • Genes, Fungal*
  • Genetic Engineering*
  • Genomics
  • Metallothionein
  • Operator Regions, Genetic
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / growth & development
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics
  • Transcription, Genetic
  • Transgenes


  • CUP1-1 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • Metallothionein
  • GAL1 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Galactokinase