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Research Article

Potassium Starvation in Yeast: Mechanisms of Homeostasis Revealed by Mathematical Modeling

  • Matthias Kahm,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Technology, RheinAhrCampus, University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Remagen, Germany

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  • Clara Navarrete,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Campus de Rabanales, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

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  • Vicent Llopis-Torregrosa,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas UPV-CSIC, Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

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  • Rito Herrera,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Campus de Rabanales, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

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  • Lina Barreto,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biotecnologia I Biomedicina & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Lynne Yenush,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas UPV-CSIC, Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

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  • Joaquin Ariño,

    Affiliation: Institut de Biotecnologia I Biomedicina & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Jose Ramos,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Campus de Rabanales, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

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  • Maik Kschischo mail

    kschischo@rheinahrcampus.de

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Technology, RheinAhrCampus, University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Remagen, Germany

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  • Published: June 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002548

About the Authors

Matthias Kahm, Maik Kschischo
Department of Mathematics and Technology, RheinAhrCampus, University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz, Remagen, Germany
Clara Navarrete, Rito Herrera, Jose Ramos
Department of Microbiology, Campus de Rabanales, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain
Vicent Llopis-Torregrosa, Lynne Yenush
Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas UPV-CSIC, Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Lina Barreto, Joaquin Ariño
Institut de Biotecnologia I Biomedicina & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: kschischo@rheinahrcampus.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: M. Kahm, L. Yenush, J. Ariño, J. Ramos, M. Kschischo. Performed the experiments: C. Navarrete, V. Llopis-Torregrosa, R. Herrera, L. Barreto, J. Ramos. Analyzed the data: M. Kahm, J. Ariño, J. Ramos, M. Kschischo. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: M. Kahm, L. Yenush, J. Ariño, J. Ramos, M. Kschischo. Wrote the paper: M. Kahm, L. Yenush, J. Ariño, J. Ramos, M. Kschischo. Developed the mathematical model: M. Kahm, M. Kschischo.