Date of Award
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director of Thesis
Iron dysregulation has been linked to a variety of human diseases, such as anemia, Friedreich’s ataxia, X-linked sideroblastic anemia, sideroblastic-like microcytic anemia, and myopathy. Thus, it is vitally important to understand the mechanisms for regulating intracellular iron. Here, we use fluorescence microscopy techniques in live cells to study interactions of the yeast proteins Grx3/4, Aft1/2, and Bol2, which have been shown to be involved in turning off iron import when the cell has adequate iron. Modified versions of genes encoding these proteins have been incorporated into several yeast backgrounds to use fluorescence to monitor interactions under varying iron levels.
Rivers, William, "Characterizing Aft1/2-Grx3/4 Interaction and the Role of Bol2 During Iron Regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae" (2019). Senior Theses. 292.
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