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Quantitative proteomic analysis reveals posttranslational responses to aneuploidy in yeast

  1. Noah Dephoure
  2. Sunyoung Hwang
  3. Ciara O'Sullivan
  4. Stacie E Dodgson
  5. Steven P Gygi
  6. Angelika Amon
  7. Eduardo M Torres  Is a corresponding author
  1. Harvard Medical School, United States
  2. University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States
  3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
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Cite this article as: eLife 2014;3:e03023 doi: 10.7554/eLife.03023

Abstract

Aneuploidy causes severe developmental defects and is a near universal feature of tumor cells. Despite its profound effects, the cellular processes affected by aneuploidy are not well characterized. Here, we examined the consequences of aneuploidy on the proteome of aneuploid budding yeast strains. We show that although protein levels largely scale with gene copy number, subunits of multi-protein complexes are notable exceptions. Posttranslational mechanisms attenuate their expression when their encoding genes are in excess. Our proteomic analyses further revealed a novel aneuploidy-associated protein expression signature characteristic of altered metabolism and redox homeostasis. Indeed aneuploid cells harbor increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Interestingly, increased protein turnover attenuates ROS levels and this novel aneuploidy-associated signature and improves the fitness of most aneuploid strains. Our results show that aneuploidy causes alterations in metabolism and redox homeostasis. Cells respond to these alterations through both transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms.

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  1. Noah Dephoure

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
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  2. Sunyoung Hwang

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, United States
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  3. Ciara O'Sullivan

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, United States
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  4. Stacie E Dodgson

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
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  5. Steven P Gygi

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
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    The authors declare that no competing interests exist.
  6. Angelika Amon

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States
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    The authors declare that no competing interests exist.
  7. Eduardo M Torres

    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, United States
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    eduardo.torres@umassmed.edu
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    The authors declare that no competing interests exist.

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  1. Ivan Dikic, Goethe University, Germany

Publication history

  1. Received: April 6, 2014
  2. Accepted: July 27, 2014
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: July 29, 2014 (version 1)
  4. Accepted Manuscript updated: July 30, 2014 (version 2)
  5. Version of Record published: August 12, 2014 (version 3)

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© 2014, Dephoure et al.

This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License permitting unrestricted use and redistribution provided that the original author and source are credited.

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