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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29520062/the-h2b-deubiquitinase-usp22-promotes-antibody-class-switch-recombination-by-facilitating-non-homologous-end-joining
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Conglei Li, Thergiory Irrazabal, Clare C So, Maribel Berru, Likun Du, Evelyn Lam, Alexanda K Ling, Jennifer L Gommerman, Qiang Pan-Hammarström, Alberto Martin
Class switch recombination (CSR) has a fundamental function during humoral immune response and involves the induction and subsequent repair of DNA breaks in the immunoglobulin (Ig) switch regions. Here we show the role of Usp22, the SAGA complex deubiquitinase that removes ubiquitin from H2B-K120, in the repair of programmed DNA breaks in vivo. Ablation of Usp22 in primary B cells results in defects in γH2AX and impairs the classical non-homologous end joining (c-NHEJ), affecting both V(D)J recombination and CSR...
March 8, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414795/how-cells-ensure-correct-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks
#2
Joonyoung Her, Samuel F Bunting
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) arise regularly in cells and when left unrepaired, cause senescence or cell death. Homologous recombination (HR) and nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) are the two major DNA-repair pathways. Whereas HR allows faithful DSB repair and healthy cell growth, NHEJ has higher potential to contribute to mutations and malignancy. Many regulatory mechanisms influence which of these two pathways is used in DSB repair. These mechanisms depend on the cell cycle, post-translational modifications, and chromatin effects...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361783/localization-microscopy-analyses-of-mre11-clusters-in-3d-conserved-cell-nuclei-of-different-cell-lines
#3
Marion Eryilmaz, Eberhard Schmitt, Matthias Krufczik, Franziska Theda, Jin-Ho Lee, Christoph Cremer, Felix Bestvater, Wladimir Schaufler, Michael Hausmann, Georg Hildenbrand
In radiation biophysics, it is a subject of nowadays research to investigate DNA strand break repair in detail after damage induction by ionizing radiation. It is a subject of debate as to what makes up the cell's decision to use a certain repair pathway and how the repair machinery recruited in repair foci is spatially and temporarily organized. Single-molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) allows super-resolution analysis by precise localization of single fluorescent molecule tags, resulting in nuclear structure analysis with a spatial resolution in the 10 nm regime...
January 22, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311308/dna-double-strand-break-response-factors-influence-end-joining-features-of-igh-class-switch-and-general-translocation-junctions
#4
Rohit A Panchakshari, Xuefei Zhang, Vipul Kumar, Zhou Du, Pei-Chi Wei, Jennifer Kao, Junchao Dong, Frederick W Alt
Ig heavy chain (IgH) class switch recombination (CSR) in B lymphocytes switches IgH constant regions to change antibody functions. CSR is initiated by DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) within a donor IgH switch (S) region and a downstream acceptor S region. CSR is completed by fusing donor and acceptor S region DSB ends by classical nonhomologous end-joining (C-NHEJ) and, in its absence, by alternative end-joining that is more biased to use longer junctional microhomologies (MHs). Deficiency for DSB response (DSBR) factors, including ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and 53BP1, variably impair CSR end-joining, with 53BP1 deficiency having the greatest impact...
January 23, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238067/alternative-nhej-pathway-proteins-as-components-of-mycn-oncogenic-activity-in-human-neural-crest-stem-cell-differentiation-implications-for-neuroblastoma-initiation
#5
Erika A Newman, Sahiti Chukkapalli, Daniela Bashllari, Tina T Thomas, Raelene A Van Noord, Elizabeth R Lawlor, Mark J Hoenerhoff, Anthony W Opipari, Valerie P Opipari
Neuroblastoma is a cancer of neural crest stem cell (NCSC) lineage. Signaling pathways that regulate NCSC differentiation have been implicated in neuroblastoma tumorigenesis. This is exemplified by MYCN oncogene targets that balance proliferation, differentiation, and cell death similarly in normal NCSC and in high-risk neuroblastoma. Our previous work discovered a survival mechanism by which MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma circumvents cell death by upregulating components of the error-prone non-canonical alternative nonhomologous end-joining (alt-NHEJ) DNA repair pathway...
December 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227966/pot1-inhibits-the-efficiency-but-promotes-the-fidelity-of-nonhomologous-end-joining-at-non-telomeric-dna-regions
#6
Yang Yu, Rong Tan, Qian Ren, Boya Gao, Zhejin Sheng, Juanlian Zhang, Xiaoqing Zheng, Ying Jiang, Li Lan, Zhiyong Mao
Robust DNA double strand break (DSB) repair and stabilized telomeres help maintain genome integrity, preventing the onset of aging or tumorigenesis. POT1 is one of the six factors in the shelterin complex, which protects telomeres from being recognized as DNA damages. TRF1 and TRF2, two other shelterin proteins, have been shown to participate in DNA DSB repair at non-telomeric regions, but whether POT1, which binds to single strand telomeric DNA at chromosomal ends, is involved in DNA DSB repair has not been assessed...
December 8, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210569/modulating-dna-repair-pathways-to-improve-precision-genome-engineering
#7
Katherine S Pawelczak, Navnath S Gavande, Pamela S VanderVere-Carozza, John J Turchi
Programmable nucleases like the popular CRISPR/Cas9 system allow for precision genome engineering by inducing a site-specific DNA double strand break (DSB) within a genome. The DSB is repaired by endogenous DNA repair pathways, either nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) or homology directed repair (HDR). The predominant and error-prone NHEJ pathway often results in small nucleotide insertions or deletions that can be used to construct knockout alleles. Alternatively, HDR activity can result in precise modification incorporating exogenous DNA fragments into the cut site...
February 16, 2018: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162774/the-dna-damage-response-at-dysfunctional-telomeres-and-at-interstitial-and-subtelomeric-dna-double-strand-breaks
#8
Keiko Muraki, John P Murnane
In mammals, DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are primarily repaired by classical non-homologous end joining (C-NHEJ), although homologous recombination repair and alternative NHEJ (A-NHEJ), which involve DSB processing, can also occur. These pathways are tightly regulated to maintain chromosome integrity. The ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, contain telomeric DNA that forms a cap structure in cooperation with telomeric proteins to prevent the activation of the DNA damage response and chromosome fusion at chromosome termini...
January 20, 2018: Genes & Genetic Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161447/dna-polymerase-beta-participates-in-dna-end-joining
#9
Sreerupa Ray, Gregory Breuer, Michelle DeVeaux, Daniel Zelterman, Ranjit Bindra, Joann B Sweasy
DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) are one of the most deleterious lesions and if left unrepaired, they lead to cell death, genomic instability and carcinogenesis. Cells combat DSBs by two pathways: homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ), wherein the two DNA ends are re-joined. Recently a back-up NHEJ pathway has been reported and is referred to as alternative NHEJ (aNHEJ), which joins ends but results in deletions and insertions. NHEJ requires processing enzymes including nucleases and polymerases, although the roles of these enzymes are poorly understood...
January 9, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133916/brca2-antagonizes-classical-and-alternative-nonhomologous-end-joining-to-prevent-gross-genomic-instability
#10
Jinhua Han, Chunyan Ruan, Michael S Y Huen, Jiadong Wang, Anyong Xie, Chun Fu, Ting Liu, Jun Huang
BRCA2-deficient cells exhibit gross genomic instability, but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here we report that inactivation of BRCA2 but not RAD51 destabilizes RPA-coated single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) structures at resected DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and greatly enhances the frequency of nuclear fragmentation following cell exposure to DNA damage. Importantly, these BRCA2-associated deficits are fueled by the aberrant activation of classical (c)- and alternative (alt)- nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ), and rely on the well-defined DNA damage signaling pathway involving the pro-c-NHEJ factor 53BP1 and its downstream effector RIF1...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091307/expanding-the-crispr-cas9-toolkit-for-pichia-pastoris-with-efficient-donor-integration-and-alternative-resistance-markers
#11
Astrid Weninger, Jasmin E Fischer, Hana Raschmanová, Claudia Kniely, Thomas Vogl, Anton Glieder
Komagataella phaffii (syn. Pichia pastoris) is one of the most commonly used host systems for recombinant protein expression. Achieving targeted genetic modifications had been hindered by low frequencies of homologous recombination (HR). Recently, a CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system has been implemented for P. pastoris enabling gene knockouts based on indels (insertion, deletions) via non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) at near 100% efficiency. However, specifically integrating homologous donor cassettes via HR for replacement studies had proven difficult resulting at most in ∼20% correct integration using CRISPR/Cas9...
April 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059378/characterization-of-the-aplf-fha-xrcc1-phosphopeptide-interaction-and-its-structural-and-functional-implications
#12
Kyungmin Kim, Lars C Pedersen, Thomas W Kirby, Eugene F DeRose, Robert E London
Aprataxin and PNKP-like factor (APLF) is a DNA repair factor containing a forkhead-associated (FHA) domain that supports binding to the phosphorylated FHA domain binding motifs (FBMs) in XRCC1 and XRCC4. We have characterized the interaction of the APLF FHA domain with phosphorylated XRCC1 peptides using crystallographic, NMR, and fluorescence polarization studies. The FHA-FBM interactions exhibit significant pH dependence in the physiological range as a consequence of the atypically high pK values of the phosphoserine and phosphothreonine residues and the preference for a dianionic charge state of FHA-bound pThr...
December 1, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058711/the-helicase-domain-of-pol%C3%AE-counteracts-rpa-to-promote-alt-nhej
#13
Pedro A Mateos-Gomez, Tatiana Kent, Sarah K Deng, Shane McDevitt, Ekaterina Kashkina, Trung M Hoang, Richard T Pomerantz, Agnel Sfeir
Mammalian polymerase theta (Polθ) is a multifunctional enzyme that promotes error-prone DNA repair by alternative nonhomologous end joining (alt-NHEJ). Here we present structure-function analyses that reveal that, in addition to the polymerase domain, Polθ-helicase activity plays a central role during double-strand break (DSB) repair. Our results show that the helicase domain promotes chromosomal translocations by alt-NHEJ in mouse embryonic stem cells and also suppresses CRISPR-Cas9- mediated gene targeting by homologous recombination (HR)...
December 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973445/redundancy-between-nucleases-required-for-homologous-recombination-promotes-parp-inhibitor-resistance-in-the-eukaryotic-model-organism-dictyostelium
#14
Anna-Lena Kolb, Alasdair R Gunn, Nicholas D Lakin
ADP-ribosyltransferases promote repair of DNA single strand breaks and disruption of this pathway by Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors (PARPi) is toxic to cells with defects in homologous recombination (HR). Here, we show that this relationship is conserved in the simple eukaryote Dictyostelium and exploit this organism to define mechanisms that drive resistance of the HR-deficient cells to PARPi. Dictyostelium cells disrupted in exonuclease I, a critical factor for HR, are sensitive to PARPi. Deletion of exo1 prevents the accumulation of Rad51 in chromatin induced by PARPi, resulting in DNA damage being channelled through repair by non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)...
September 29, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855635/highly-efficient-dna-free-gene-disruption-in-the-agricultural-pest-ceratitis-capitata-by-crispr-cas9-ribonucleoprotein-complexes
#15
Angela Meccariello, Simona Maria Monti, Alessandra Romanelli, Rita Colonna, Pasquale Primo, Maria Grazia Inghilterra, Giuseppe Del Corsano, Antonio Ramaglia, Giovanni Iazzetti, Antonia Chiarore, Francesco Patti, Svenia D Heinze, Marco Salvemini, Helen Lindsay, Elena Chiavacci, Alexa Burger, Mark D Robinson, Christian Mosimann, Daniel Bopp, Giuseppe Saccone
The Mediterranean fruitfly Ceratitis capitata (medfly) is an invasive agricultural pest of high economic impact and has become an emerging model for developing new genetic control strategies as an alternative to insecticides. Here, we report the successful adaptation of CRISPR-Cas9-based gene disruption in the medfly by injecting in vitro pre-assembled, solubilized Cas9 ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) loaded with gene-specific single guide RNAs (sgRNA) into early embryos. When targeting the eye pigmentation gene white eye (we), a high rate of somatic mosaicism in surviving G0 adults was observed...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846869/xlf-cernunnos-an-important-but-puzzling-participant-in-the-nonhomologous-end-joining-dna-repair-pathway
#16
REVIEW
Vijay Menon, Lawrence F Povirk
DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) are one of the most deleterious DNA lesions that promote cell death, genomic instability and carcinogenesis. The two major cellular mechanisms that repair DSBs are Nonhomologous End-Joining (NHEJ) and Homologous Recombination Repair (HRR). NHEJ is the predominant pathway, in which XLF (also called Cernunnos) is a key player. Patients with XLF mutation exhibit microcephaly, lymphopenia, and growth retardation, and are immunodeficient and radiosensitive. During NHEJ, XLF interacts with XRCC4-Ligase IV, stimulates its ligase activity, and forms DNA-binding filaments of alternating XLF and XRCC4 dimers that may serve to align broken DNA and promote ligation of noncomplementary ends...
October 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794219/dodging-silver-bullets-good-crispr-gene-drive-design-is-critical-for-eradicating-exotic-vertebrates
#17
Thomas A A Prowse, Phillip Cassey, Joshua V Ross, Chandran Pfitzner, Talia A Wittmann, Paul Thomas
Self-replicating gene drives that can spread deleterious alleles through animal populations have been promoted as a much needed but controversial 'silver bullet' for controlling invasive alien species. Homing-based drives comprise an endonuclease and a guide RNA (gRNA) that are replicated during meiosis via homologous recombination. However, their efficacy for controlling wild populations is threatened by inherent polymorphic resistance and the creation of resistance alleles via non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ)-mediated DNA repair...
August 16, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759779/synthetic-lethality-between-murine-dna-repair-factors-xlf-and-dna-pkcs-is-rescued-by-inactivation-of-ku70
#18
Mengtan Xing, Magnar Bjørås, Jeremy A Daniel, Frederick W Alt, Valentyn Oksenych
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are recognized and repaired by the Classical Non-Homologous End-Joining (C-NHEJ) and Homologous Recombination pathways. C-NHEJ includes the core Ku70 and Ku80 (or Ku86) heterodimer that binds DSBs and thus promotes recruitment of accessory downstream NHEJ factors XLF, PAXX, DNA-PKcs, Artemis and other core subunits, XRCC4 and DNA Ligase 4 (Lig4). In the absence of core C-NHEJ factors, DNA repair can be performed by Alternative End-Joining, which likely depends on DNA Ligase 1 and DNA Ligase 3...
September 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754468/microhomology-mediated-end-joining-good-bad-and-ugly
#19
REVIEW
Ja-Hwan Seol, Eun Yong Shim, Sang Eun Lee
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are induced by a variety of genotoxic agents, including ionizing radiation and chemotherapy drugs for treating cancers. The elimination of DSBs proceeds via distinctive error-free and error-prone pathways. Repair by homologous recombination (HR) is largely error-free and mediated by RAD51/BRCA2 gene products. Classical non-homologous end joining (C-NHEJ) requires the Ku heterodimer and can efficiently rejoin breaks, with occasional loss or gain of DNA information. Recently, evidence has unveiled another DNA end-joining mechanism that is independent of recombination factors and Ku proteins, termed alternative non-homologous end joining (A-NHEJ)...
July 16, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724960/sgrna-expression-of-cripsr-cas9-system-based-on-mirna-polycistrons-as-a-versatile-tool-to-manipulate-multiple-and-tissue-specific-genome-editing
#20
Chen Xie, Yan-Lian Chen, Dong-Fang Wang, Yi-Lin Wang, Tian-Peng Zhang, Hui Li, Fu Liang, Yong Zhao, Guang-Ya Zhang
CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing is a next-generation strategy for genetic modifications. Typically, sgRNA is constitutively expressed relying on RNA polymerase III promoters. Polymerase II promoters initiate transcription in a flexible manner, but sgRNAs generated by RNA polymerase II promoter lost their nuclease activity. To express sgRNAs in a tissue-specific fashion and endow CRISPR with more versatile function, a novel system was established in a polycistron, where miRNAs (or shRNAs) and sgRNAs alternately emerged and co-expressed under the control of a single polymerase II promoter...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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