Yeast with defects in vacuolar pH show increased sensitivity to high concentrations of transition metals. This sensitivity has been presumed to result from defective metal storage. We demonstrate that mutations that result in a defective high affinity iron transport system, such as a deletion in the surface ferroxidase FET3, also result in increased metal sensitivity independent of vacuolar function. Multiple copies of transition metal transporter resistance genes, such as COT1 or ZRC1, do not reduce the metal sensitivity of fet3 mutations. Increased metal sensitivity is because of an increased cellular accumulation of transition metals resulting from the increased activity of low affinity iron transporters, such as FET4, that mediates the transport of other transition metals. In cells lacking a high affinity iron transport system, the increased transition metal uptake can be prevented by increased extracellular iron. These results suggest that vacuolar function may not be required for transition metal sequestration.
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