Yeast as a Tool to Understand the Significance of Human Disease-Associated Gene Variants

Published on Aug 24, 2021in Genes3.759
· DOI :10.3390/GENES12091303
Tiziana Cervelli10
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Alvaro Galli20
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Abstract
At present, the great challenge in human genetics is to provide significance to the growing amount of human disease-associated gene variants identified by next generation DNA sequencing technologies. Increasing evidences suggest that model organisms are of pivotal importance to addressing this issue. Due to its genetic tractability, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae represents a valuable model organism for understanding human genetic variability. In the present review, we show how S. cerevisiae has been used to study variants of genes involved in different diseases and in different pathways, highlighting the versatility of this model organism.
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