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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527403/interplay-between-bacillus-subtilis-recd2-and-the-recg-or-ruvab-helicase-in-recombinational-repair
#1
Rubén Torres, Hector Romero, Violeta Rodríguez-Cerrato, Juan C Alonso
Bacillus subtilis AddAB, RecS, RecQ, PcrA, HelD, DinG, RecG, RuvAB, PriA and RecD2 are genuine recombinational repair enzymes, but the biological role of RecD2 is poorly defined. A ΔrecD2 mutation sensitizes cells to DNA-damaging agents that stall or collapse replication forks. We found that this ΔrecD2 mutation impaired growth, and that a mutation in the pcrA gene (pcrA596) relieved this phenotype. The ΔrecD2 mutation was not epistatic to ΔaddAB, ΔrecQ, ΔrecS, ΔhelD, pcrA596 and ΔdinG, but epistatic to recA...
May 12, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521214/def1-and-dst1-play-distinct-roles-in-repair-of-ap-lesions-in-highly-transcribed-genomic-regions
#2
Norah Owiti, Christopher Lopez, Shivani Singh, Andrei Stephenson, Nayun Kim
Abasic or AP sites generated by spontaneous DNA damage accumulate at a higher rate in actively transcribed regions of the genome in S. cerevisiae and are primarily repaired by base excision repair (BER) pathway. We have demonstrated that transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway can functionally replace BER to repair those AP sites located on the transcribed strand much like the strand specific repair of UV-induced pyrimidine dimers. Previous reports indicate that Rad26, a yeast homolog of transcription-repair coupling factor CSB, partly mediates strand-specific repair of UV-dimers as well as AP lesions...
May 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511132/activity-and-in-vivo-dynamics-of-bacillus-subtilis-disa-are-affected-by-rada-sms-and-by-holliday-junction-processing-proteins
#3
Carolina Gándara, Daniella K C de Lucena, Rubén Torres, Ester Serrano, Stephan Altenburger, Peter L Graumann, Juan C Alonso
Bacillus subtilis c-di-AMP synthase DisA and RecA-related RadA/Sms are involved in the repair of DNA damage in exponentially growing cells. We provide genetic evidence that DisA or RadA/Sms is epistatic to the branch migration translocase (BMT) RecG and the Holliday junction (HJ) resolvase RecU in response to DNA damage. We provide genetic evidence damage. Functional DisA-YFP formed dynamic foci in exponentially growing cells, which moved through the nucleoids at a speed compatible with a DNA-scanning mode...
May 5, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501701/radb-acts-in-homologous-recombination-in-the-archaeon-haloferax-volcanii-consistent-with-a-role-as-recombination-mediator
#4
Kayleigh Wardell, Sam Haldenby, Nathan Jones, Susan Liddell, Greg H P Ngo, Thorsten Allers
Homologous recombination plays a central role in the repair of double-strand DNA breaks, the restart of stalled replication forks and the generation of genetic diversity. Regulation of recombination is essential since defects can lead to genome instability and chromosomal rearrangements. Strand exchange is a key step of recombination - it is catalysed by RecA in bacteria, Rad51/Dmc1 in eukaryotes and RadA in archaea. RadB, a paralogue of RadA, is present in many archaeal species. RadB has previously been proposed to function as a recombination mediator, assisting in RadA-mediated strand exchange...
April 26, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482199/adar-deaminase-a-to-i-editing-of-dna-and-rna-moieties-of-rna-dna-hybrids-has-implications-for-the-mechanism-of-ig-somatic-hypermutation
#5
Edward J Steele, Robyn A Lindley
The implications are discussed of recently published biochemical studies on ADAR-mediated A-to-I DNA and RNA deamination at RNA:DNA hybrids. The significance of these data are related to previous work on strand-biased and codon-context mutation signatures in B lymphocytes and cancer genomes. Those studies have established that there are two significant strand biases at A:T and G:C base pairs, A-site mutations exceed T-site mutations (A>T) by 2.9 fold and G-site mutations exceed C-site mutations (G>C) by 1...
April 21, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437752/dna-repair-and-damage-pathways-in-breast-cancer-development-and-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Maryam Majidinia, Bahman Yousefi
DNA damage/repair constitutes several key pathways working in concert to eliminate DNA lesions and maintain genome stability and integrity. Defective components in DNA damage and repair machinery are an underlying cause for the development and progression of different types of cancers, and breast cancer is no exception. In this paper, we will briefly explain the importance of DNA damage and repair, introduce the current classification schemes for breast cancer, and review the known defects in the repair machinery that have been associated with the risk of breast cancer...
April 21, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472716/combined-loss-of-three-dna-damage-response-pathways-renders-c-elegans-intolerant-to-light
#7
Ivo van Bostelen, Marcel Tijsterman
Infliction of DNA damage initiates a complex cellular reaction - the DNA damage response - that involves both signaling and DNA repair networks with many redundancies and parallel pathways. Here, we reveal the three strategies that the simple multicellular eukaryote, C. elegans, uses to deal with DNA damage induced by light. Separately inactivating repair or replicative bypass of photo-lesions results in cellular hypersensitivity towards UV-light, but impeding repair of replication associated DNA breaks does not...
April 14, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458162/a-genetic-study-based-on-pcna-ubiquitin-fusions-reveals-no-requirement-for-pcna-polyubiquitylation-in-dna-damage-tolerance
#8
Judit Z Gervai, Judit Gálicza, Zoltán Szeltner, Judit Zámborszky, Dávid Szüts
Post-translational modifications of Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) play a key role in regulating the bypass of DNA lesions during DNA replication. PCNA can be monoubiquitylated at lysine 164 by the RAD6-RAD18 ubiquitin ligase complex. Through this modification, PCNA can interact with low fidelity Y family DNA polymerases to promote translesion synthesis. Monoubiquitylated PCNA can be polyubiquitylated on lysine 63 of ubiquitin by a further ubiquitin-conjugating complex. This modification promotes a template switching bypass process in yeast, while its role in higher eukaryotes is less clear...
April 14, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460268/pol%C3%AE-deficiency-induces-moderate-shortening-of-p53-mouse-lifespan-and-modifies-tumor-spectrum
#9
Beatriz Escudero, Diego Herrero, Yaima Torres, Susana Cañón, Antonio Molina, Rosa M Carmona, Javier Suela, Luis Blanco, Enrique Samper, Antonio Bernad
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is the main mechanism for double strand break (DSB) DNA repair. The error-prone DNA polymerase mu (Polμ) is involved in immunoglobulin variable region rearrangement and in general, NHEJ in non-lymphoid cells. Deletion of NHEJ factors in P53(-/-) mice, which are highly prone to development of T cell lymphoma, generally increases cancer incidence and shifts the tumor spectrum towards aggressive pro-B lymphoma. In contrast, Polμ deletion increased sarcoma incidence, proportionally reducing pro-B lymphoma development on the P53-deficient background...
April 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448822/hssb1-phosphorylation-is-dynamically-regulated-by-dna-pk-and-ppp-family-protein-phosphatases
#10
Nicholas W Ashton, Nicolas Paquet, Sally L Shirran, Emma Bolderson, Ruvini Kariawasam, Christine Touma, Azadeh Fallahbaghery, Roland Gamsjaeger, Liza Cubeddu, Catherine Botting, Pamela M Pollock, Kenneth J O'Byrne, Derek J Richard
The maintenance of genomic stability is essential for cellular viability and the prevention of diseases such as cancer. Human single-stranded DNA-binding protein 1 (hSSB1) is a protein with roles in the stabilisation and restart of stalled DNA replication forks, as well as in the repair of oxidative DNA lesions and double-strand DNA breaks. In the latter process, phosphorylation of threonine 117 by the ATM kinase is required for hSSB1 stability and efficient DNA repair. The regulation of hSSB1 in other DNA repair pathways has however remained unclear...
April 6, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415030/contradictory-roles-of-nrf2-keap1-signaling-pathway-in-cancer-prevention-promotion-and-chemoresistance
#11
REVIEW
Farhad Jeddi, Narges Soozangar, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Mohammad Hossein Somi, Nasser Samadi
NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) protein is a cytosolic transcription factor that regulates antioxidant and stress-related enzymes. Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1) binds Nrf2 and accelerates ubiquitination and proteasome-dependent degradation of Nrf2. Nrf2 modifies the sensitivity of the cell environment to electrophiles and oxidants by inducing the transcriptional activation of more than 100 detoxification and cytoprotective genes. Prior investigations have found documentary evidence indicating that temporary activation of Nrf2 by pharmaceutical inducers plays a protective role against cancer initiation in normal cells...
April 3, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388461/activation-induced-deoxycytidine-deaminase-structural-basis-for-favoring-wrc-hot-motif-specificities-unique-among-apobec-family-members
#12
LETTER
Phuong Pham, Samir A Afif, Mayuko Shimoda, Kazuhiko Maeda, Nobuo Sakaguchi, Lars C Pedersen, Myron F Goodman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384494/increased-genome-instability-is-not-accompanied-by-sensitivity-to-dna-damaging-agents-in-aged-yeast-cells
#13
Daniele Novarina, Sara N Mavrova, Georges E Janssens, Irina L Rempel, Liesbeth M Veenhoff, Michael Chang
The budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae divides asymmetrically, producing a new daughter cell from the original mother cell. While daughter cells are born with a full lifespan, a mother cell ages with each cell division and can only generate on average 25 daughter cells before dying. Aged yeast cells exhibit genomic instability, which is also a hallmark of human aging. However, it is unclear how this genomic instability contributes to aging. To shed light on this issue, we investigated endogenous DNA damage in S...
March 23, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351647/apobec3b-cytidine-deaminase-targets-the-non-transcribed-strand-of-trna-genes-in-yeast
#14
Natalie Saini, Steven A Roberts, Joan F Sterling, Ewa P Malc, Piotr A Mieczkowski, Dmitry A Gordenin
Variations in mutation rates across the genome have been demonstrated both in model organisms and in cancers. This phenomenon is largely driven by the damage specificity of diverse mutagens and the differences in DNA repair efficiency in given genomic contexts. Here, we demonstrate that the single-strand DNA-specific cytidine deaminase APOBEC3B (A3B) damages tRNA genes at a 1000-fold higher efficiency than other non-tRNA genomic regions in budding yeast. We found that A3B-induced lesions in tRNA genes were predominantly located on the non-transcribed strand, while no transcriptional strand bias was observed in protein coding genes...
March 21, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385459/wip1-a-candidate-phosphatase-for-cancer-diagnosis-and-treatment
#15
REVIEW
Tayebeh Oghabi Bakhshaiesh, Keivan Majidzadeh-A, Rezvan Esmaeili
The critical regulatory mechanisms in numerous cellular pathways including cell survival and DNA damage response mostly depend on phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of proteins. The serine/threonine phosphatase wild-type p53-induced phosphatase 1 (Wip1) is a growth-promoting phosphatase and its numerous downstream targets are important tumor suppressors. Here, we review the Wip1 activity and its relevance to cancer as an oncoprotein. Consecutive investigations about Wip1 and its relation to cancer is critical, as these studies ultimately contribute to the etiology of cancer...
March 20, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336179/control-of-dna-end-resection-by-yeast-hmo1p-affects-efficiency-of-dna-end-joining
#16
Arvind Panday, LiJuan Xiao, Ashish Gupta, Anne Grove
The primary pathways for DNA double strand break (DSB) repair are homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ). The choice between HR and NHEJ is influenced by the extent of DNA end resection, as extensive resection is required for HR but repressive to NHEJ. Conversely, association of the DNA end-binding protein Ku, which is integral to classical NHEJ, inhibits resection. In absence of key NHEJ components, a third repair pathway is exposed; this alternative-end joining (A-EJ) is a highly error-prone process that uses micro-homologies at the breakpoints and is initiated by DNA end resection...
March 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320593/spore-photoproduct-within-dna-is-a-surprisingly-poor-substrate-for-its-designated-repair-enzyme-the-spore-photoproduct-lyase
#17
Linlin Yang, Yajun Jian, Peter Setlow, Lei Li
DNA repair enzymes typically recognize their substrate lesions with high affinity to ensure efficient lesion repair. In UV irradiated endospores, a special thymine dimer, 5-thyminyl-5,6-dihydrothymine, termed the spore photoproduct (SP), is the dominant DNA photolesion, which is rapidly repaired during spore outgrowth mainly by spore photoproduct lyase (SPL) using an unprecedented protein-harbored radical transfer process. Surprisingly, our in vitro studies using SP-containing short oligonucleotides, pUC 18 plasmid DNA, and E...
March 6, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292632/the-novel-activation-induced-deoxycytidine-deaminase-aid-mutants-aidv-and-aidv%C3%AE-15-are-defective-in-shm-and-csr
#18
LETTER
Maki Kobayashi, Misao Takemoto, Tasuku Honjo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291710/measurement-of-dna-damage-in-peripheral-blood-by-the-%C3%AE-h2ax-assay-as-predictor-of-colorectal-cancer-risk
#19
Lina Zhao, David W Chang, Yilei Gong, Cathy Eng, Xifeng Wu
The detection of γ-H2AX focus is one of the most sensitive ways to monitor DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Although changes in γ-H2AX activity have been studied in tumor cells in colorectal cancer (CRC), changes in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) have not been examined previously. We hypothesize that higher levels of irradiation-induced γ-H2AX in PBLs may be associated with an elevated risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). In a case-control study, the baseline and ionizing radiation (IR)-induced γ-H2AX levels in PBLs from frequency-matched 320 untreated CRC patients and 320 controls were detected by a laser scanning cytometer-based immunocytochemical method...
March 6, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325498/the-role-of-rnase-h2-in-processing-ribonucleotides-incorporated-during-dna-replication
#20
Jessica S Williams, Daniel B Gehle, Thomas A Kunkel
Saccharomyces cerevisiae RNase H2 resolves RNA-DNA hybrids formed during transcription and it incises DNA at single ribonucleotides incorporated during nuclear DNA replication. To distinguish between the roles of these two activities in maintenance of genome stability, here we investigate the phenotypes of a mutant of yeast RNase H2 (rnh201-RED; ribonucleotide excision defective) that retains activity on RNA-DNA hybrids but is unable to cleave single ribonucleotides that are stably incorporated into the genome...
May 2017: DNA Repair
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