Two species of yeast have been pressed into service as model organisms: S. cerevisiae and S. pombe, largely because the cell cycle in a yeast cell is very similar to the cell cycle in humans, and therefore the basic cellular mechanics of DNA replication, recombination, cell division and metabolism are comparable. Also, yeasts are easily manipulated and cultured in the lab which has allowed for the development of powerful standard techniques. Many proteins important in human biology were first discovered by studying their homologs in yeast, including cell cycle proteins, signaling proteins, and protein-processing enzymes.
Researchers working with S. cerevisiae and S. pombe are often challenged to find high quality antibodies to relevant targets of interest. Here we present a large number of our highest quality antibodies validated for use in yeast. View the card