New paper from Bähler lab shows that yeast breathes to supply amino acids for rapid growth
9 September 2020
Yeast cells normally grow using fermentation to generate energy, rather than respiration (similar to proliferating cancer cells). The authors show that fission yeast also needs respiration for fermentative growth to supply amino acids that are required for rapid proliferation.
Mitochondrial respiration is required for rapid fermentative proliferation of fission yeast cells by supplying amino‐acid derivatives of the Krebs‐cycle metabolite alpha‐ketoglutarate.