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loading fluorescent dyes in yeast

Larry F. lfliegel at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Sun Oct 3 09:05:32 EST 1999

We did some work on this a long time ago.  SNARFAM works.  SOme of the
others such as BCECF don't work as well.  
Here are some relevant reverances.
Haworth, R.S., Lemire, B.D., Cragoe, E.J. Jr. and L. Fliegel. (1991)
Characterization of proton fluxes across the cytoplasmic membrane of the
yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1098:79-89.

R.S. Haworth, E.J. Cragoe and L. Fliegel. (1993) Amiloride and
5-(N-ethyl-N-Isopropyl) amiloride inhibit medium acidification and glucose
metabolism by the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.  BBA

R.S. Haworth and L. Fliegel (1993) Intracellular pH in Schizosaccharomyces
pombe - Comparison with Saccharomyces cerevisiae  Mol. Cell. Biochem.

L. Fliegel
In article <7ssftv$e9k at net.bio.net>, Patrick Bradshaw
<bradshaw.23 at postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu> wrote:

> Our lab as well as several other groups have been unable to load
> (AM) esters of fluorescent dyes such as Fura-2, Indo-1, and BCECF in 
> Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Does anyone know the reason for this? Are these 
> dyes not getting into through the cell wall or do the cells lack the esterase 
> to cleave and trap the dye inside the cell?
>                                         Patrick Bradshaw

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