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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922417/lingering-single-strand-breaks-trigger-rad51-independent-homology-directed-repair-of-collapsed-replication-forks-in-the-polynucleotide-kinase-phosphatase-mutant-of-fission-yeast
#1
Arancha Sanchez, Mariana C Gadaleta, Oliver Limbo, Paul Russell
The DNA repair enzyme polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP) protects genome integrity by restoring ligatable 5'-phosphate and 3'-hydroxyl termini at single-strand breaks (SSBs). In humans, PNKP mutations underlie the neurological disease known as MCSZ, but these individuals are not predisposed for cancer, implying effective alternative repair pathways in dividing cells. Homology-directed repair (HDR) of collapsed replication forks was proposed to repair SSBs in PNKP-deficient cells, but the critical HDR protein Rad51 is not required in PNKP-null (pnk1Δ) cells of Schizosaccharomyces pombe...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916659/hybrid-of-dna-targeting-chlorambucil-with-pt-iv-species-to-reverse-drug-resistances
#2
Feihong Chen, Gang Xu, Xiaodong Qin, Xiufeng Jin, Shaohua Gou
Two hybrids were designed and prepared by addition of a chlorambucil unit to an axial position of the Pt(IV) complex derived from DN603 or DN604 which was recently found to exhibit significant anticancer activity and low toxicity. Cytotoxicity of two compounds against two pairs of cisplatin sensitive and resistant cancer cell lines indicated that compound 5 had superior antitumor activity to cisplatin and chlorambucil via suppressing DNA damage repair to reverse drugs resistances. Mechanistic investigation suggested that the potent antitumor activity of 5 arose from its major suppression of CK2-mediated MRE11-RAD50-NBS1(MRN) complex promotion of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) repair...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894029/pari-regulates-stalled-replication-fork-processing-to-maintain-genome-stability-upon-replication-stress-in-mice
#3
Ayako L Mochizuki, Ami Katanaya, Eri Hayashi, Mihoko Hosokawa, Emiko Moribe, Akira Motegi, Masamichi Ishiai, Minoru Takata, Gen Kondoh, Hitomi Watanabe, Norio Nakatsuji, Shinichiro Chuma
DNA replication is frequently perturbed by intrinsic as well as extrinsic genotoxic stress. At damaged forks, DNA replication and repair activities require proper coordination to maintain the genome integrity. We show here that PARI anti-recombinase plays an essential role to modulate the initial response to replication stress in mice. PARI is functionally dormant at replisomes during normal replication, but upon replication stress, it enhances nascent strand shortening that is regulated by RAD51 and MRE11...
September 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886051/the-mre11-a470-alleles-influence-the-hereditability-and-the-segregation-of-telosomes-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#4
In-Joon Baek, Daniel S Moss, Arthur J Lustig
Telomeres, the nucleoprotein complexes at the termini of linear chromosomes, are essential for the processes of end replication, end protection, and chromatin segregation. The Mre11 complex is involved in multiple cellular roles in DNA repair and structure in the regulation and function of telomere size homeostasis. In this study, we characterize yeast telomere chromatin structure, phenotypic heritability, and chromatin segregation in both wild-type [MRE11] and A470 motif alleles. MRE11 strains confer a telomere size of 300 base pairs of G+T irregular simple sequence repeats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867292/single-molecule-imaging-reveals-how-mre11-rad50-nbs1-initiates-dna-break-repair
#5
Logan R Myler, Ignacio F Gallardo, Michael M Soniat, Rajashree A Deshpande, Xenia B Gonzalez, Yoori Kim, Tanya T Paull, Ilya J Finkelstein
DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair is essential for maintaining our genomes. Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) and Ku70-Ku80 (Ku) direct distinct DSB repair pathways, but the interplay between these complexes at a DSB remains unclear. Here, we use high-throughput single-molecule microscopy to show that MRN searches for free DNA ends by one-dimensional facilitated diffusion, even on nucleosome-coated DNA. Rad50 binds homoduplex DNA and promotes facilitated diffusion, whereas Mre11 is required for DNA end recognition and nuclease activities...
September 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860160/abro1-maintains-genome-stability-and-limits-replication-stress-by-protecting-replication-fork-stability
#6
Shengfeng Xu, Xiao Wu, Ling Wu, Andy Castillo, Jianxin Liu, Erin Atkinson, Atanu Paul, Dan Su, Katharina Schlacher, Yoshihiro Komatsu, M James You, Bin Wang
Protection of the stalled replication fork is crucial for responding to replication stress and minimizing its impact on chromosome instability, thus preventing diseases, including cancer. We found a new component, Abro1, in the protection of stalled replication fork integrity. Abro1 deficiency results in increased chromosome instability, and Abro1-null mice are tumor-prone. We show that Abro1 protects stalled replication fork stability by inhibiting DNA2 nuclease/WRN helicase-mediated degradation of stalled forks...
July 15, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855246/localisation-of-double-strand-break-repair-proteins-to-viral-replication-compartments-following-lytic-reactivation-of-kshv
#7
Robert Hollingworth, Richard D Horniblow, Calum Forrest, Grant S Stewart, Roger J Grand
Double-strand breaks (DSBs) in DNA are recognised by the Ku70/80 heterodimer and the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) complex and result in activation of the DNA-PK and ATM kinases that play key roles in regulating the cellular DNA damage response (DDR). DNA tumour viruses such as Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) are known to interact extensively with the DDR during the course of their replicative cycles. Here we show that during lytic amplification of KSHV DNA, the Ku70/80 heterodimer and the MRN complex consistently co-localise with viral genomes in replication compartments (RCs) whereas other DSB repair proteins form foci outside of RCs...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839000/radiosensitisation-in-vivo-by-histone-deacetylase-inhibition-with-no-increase-in-early-normal-tissue-radiation-toxicity
#8
Blaz Groselj, Jia-Ling Ruan, Helen Scott, Jessica Gorrill, Judith Nicholson, Jacqueline Kelly, Selvakumar Anbalagan, James Thompson, Michael Rl Stratford, Sarah J Jevons, Ester M Hammond, Cheryl L Scudamore, Martin Kerr, Anne E Kiltie
As the population ages, more elderly patients require radiotherapy-based treatment for their pelvic malignancies, including muscle-invasive bladder cancer, as they are unfit for major surgery. Therefore, there is an urgent need to find radiosensitising agents minimally toxic to normal tissues, including bowel and bladder, for such patients. We developed methods to determine normal tissue toxicity severity in intestine and bladder in vivo, using novel radiotherapy techniques on a small animal radiation research platform (SARRP)...
August 24, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819025/mre11-promotes-tumorigenesis-by-facilitating-resistance-to-oncogene-induced-replication-stress
#9
Elizabeth Spehalski, Kayla M Capper, Cheryl J Smith, Mary J Morgan, Maria Dinkelmann, Jeffrey Buis, JoAnn M Sekiguchi, David O Ferguson
Hypomorphic mutations in the genes encoding the MRE11/RAD50/NBS1 (MRN) DNA repair complex lead to cancer-prone syndromes. MRN binds DNA double strand breaks where it functions in repair and triggers cell cycle checkpoints via activation of the ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase. To gain understanding of MRN in cancer, we engineered mice with B lymphocytes lacking MRN, or harboring MRN in which MRE11 lacks nuclease activities. Both forms of MRN deficiency led to hallmarks of cancer, including oncogenic translocations involving c-Myc and the immunoglobulin locus...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810532/plga-ctab-curcumin-nanoparticles-fabrication-characterization-and-molecular-basis-of-anticancer-activity-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cell-lines-mda-mb-231-cells
#10
Ramovatar Meena, Sumit Kumar, Raj Kumar, Usha Singh Gaharwar, Paulraj Rajamani
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) are aggressive cancers, which do not control by hormonal therapy or therapies that target HER-2 receptors. Curcumin (Cur) has shown cytotoxic effects in multiple cancer cell lines. However, its medical uses remain limited due to low aqueous solubility and poor bioavailability. Therefore, present study was aimed to fabricate the small positive charge curcumin nanoparticles (CN) by nanoprecipitation methods using PLGA and CTAB, and to evaluate its anticancer efficacy and underlying the mechanism in triple negative breast cancer cell lines (MDA-MB-231 cells)...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800532/cell-cycle-arrest-mediated-by-cd-induced-dna-damage-in-arabidopsis-root-tips
#11
Weina Cui, Hetong Wang, Jie Song, Xia Cao, Hilary J Rogers, Dennis Francis, Chunyun Jia, Lizong Sun, Meifang Hou, Yuesuo Yang, Peidong Tai, Wan Liu
Accumulating evidence demonstrates that the aberrant expression of cell cycle regulation and DNA repair genes can result in abnormal cell proliferation and genomic instability in eukaryotic cells under different stresses. Herein, Arabidopsis thaliana (Arabidopsis) seedlings were grown hydroponically on 0.5 × MS media containing cadmium (Cd) at 0-2.5mgL(-1) for 5d of treatment. Real time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis revealed that expression of DNA damage repair and cell cycle regulation genes, including BRCA1, MRE11, WEE1, CDKA;1 and PCNA1, showed an inverted U-shaped dose-response...
August 8, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791251/combining-oncolytic-adenovirus-with-radiation-a-paradigm-for-the-future-of-radiosensitization
#12
REVIEW
Sean M O'Cathail, Tzveta D Pokrovska, Timothy S Maughan, Kerry D Fisher, Leonard W Seymour, Maria A Hawkins
Oncolytic viruses and radiotherapy represent two diverse areas of cancer therapy, utilizing quite different treatment modalities and with non-overlapping cytotoxicity profiles. It is, therefore, an intriguing possibility to consider that oncolytic ("cancer-killing") viruses may act as cancer-selective radiosensitizers, enhancing the therapeutic consequences of radiation treatment on tumors while exerting minimal effects on normal tissue. There is a solid mechanistic basis for this potential synergy, with many viruses having developed strategies to inhibit cellular DNA repair pathways in order to protect themselves, during genome replication, from unwanted interference by cell processes that are normally triggered by DNA damage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782203/chaperoning-the-dna-damage-response
#13
Travis H Stracker
The NBN component of the MRE11-RAD50-NBN (MRN) complex and the ATM kinase have been identified as clients of the HSP90α chaperone. Inhibition of HSP90 leads to reduced stability of NBN and ATM and an impaired DNA damage response. These results identify new regulatory details of the DNA damage response and further explain the chemosensitizing effects of HSP90 inhibitors.
August 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771594/patients-experiencing-statin-induced-myalgia-exhibit-a-unique-program-of-skeletal-muscle-gene-expression-following-statin-re-challenge
#14
Marshall B Elam, Gipsy Majumdar, Khyobeni Mozhui, Ivan C Gerling, Santiago R Vera, Hannah Fish-Trotter, Robert W Williams, Richard D Childress, Rajendra Raghow
Statins, the 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl (HMG)-CoA reductase inhibitors, are widely prescribed for treatment of hypercholesterolemia. Although statins are generally well tolerated, up to ten percent of statin-treated patients experience myalgia symptoms, defined as muscle pain without elevated creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) levels. Myalgia is the most frequent reason for discontinuation of statin therapy. The mechanisms underlying statin myalgia are not clearly understood. To elucidate changes in gene expression associated with statin myalgia, we compared profiles of gene expression in skeletal muscle biopsies from patients with statin myalgia who were undergoing statin re-challenge (cases) versus those of statin-tolerant controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758620/antibodies-against-the-mono-methylated-arginine-glycine-repeat-mma-rg-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-nuclear-antigen-2-ebna2-identify-potential-cellular-proteins-targeted-in-viral-transformation
#15
Hiresh Ayoubian, Thomas Fröhlich, Dagmar Pogodski, Andrew Flatley, Elisabeth Kremmer, Aloys Schepers, Regina Feederle, Georg J Arnold, Friedrich A Grässer
The Epstein-Barr virus is a human herpes virus with oncogenic potential. The virus-encoded nuclear antigen 2 (EBNA2) is a key mediator of viral tumorigenesis. EBNA2 features an arginine-glycine (RG) repeat at amino acids (aa)339-354 that is essential for the transformation of lymphocytes and contains symmetrically (SDMA) and asymmetrically (ADMA) di-methylated arginine residues. The SDMA-modified EBNA2 binds the survival motor neuron protein (SMN), thus mimicking SMD3, a cellular SDMA-containing protein that interacts with SMN...
August 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757209/smarcal1-mediated-fork-reversal-triggers-mre11-dependent-degradation-of-nascent-dna-in-the-absence-of-brca2-and-stable-rad51-nucleofilaments
#16
Arun Mouli Kolinjivadi, Vincenzo Sannino, Anna De Antoni, Karina Zadorozhny, Mairi Kilkenny, Hervé Técher, Giorgio Baldi, Rong Shen, Alberto Ciccia, Luca Pellegrini, Lumir Krejci, Vincenzo Costanzo
Brca2 deficiency causes Mre11-dependent degradation of nascent DNA at stalled forks, leading to cell lethality. To understand the molecular mechanisms underlying this process, we isolated Xenopus laevis Brca2. We demonstrated that Brca2 protein prevents single-stranded DNA gap accumulation at replication fork junctions and behind them by promoting Rad51 binding to replicating DNA. Without Brca2, forks with persistent gaps are converted by Smarcal1 into reversed forks, triggering extensive Mre11-dependent nascent DNA degradation...
July 20, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729482/brca1-and-brca2-tumor-suppressors-protect-against-endogenous-acetaldehyde-toxicity
#17
Eliana Mc Tacconi, Xianning Lai, Cecilia Folio, Manuela Porru, Gijs Zonderland, Sophie Badie, Johanna Michl, Irene Sechi, Mélanie Rogier, Verónica Matía García, Ankita Sati Batra, Oscar M Rueda, Peter Bouwman, Jos Jonkers, Anderson Ryan, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin, Joannie Hui, Nelson Tang, Alejandra Bruna, Annamaria Biroccio, Madalena Tarsounas
Maintenance of genome integrity requires the functional interplay between Fanconi anemia (FA) and homologous recombination (HR) repair pathways. Endogenous acetaldehyde, a product of cellular metabolism, is a potent source of DNA damage, particularly toxic to cells and mice lacking the FA protein FANCD2. Here, we investigate whether HR-compromised cells are sensitive to acetaldehyde, similarly to FANCD2-deficient cells. We demonstrate that inactivation of HR factors BRCA1, BRCA2, or RAD51 hypersensitizes cells to acetaldehyde treatment, in spite of the FA pathway being functional...
July 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710345/deletion-of-the-b-b-and-c-c-regions-of-inverted-terminal-repeats-reduces-raav-productivity-but-increases-transgene-expression
#18
Qingzhang Zhou, Wenhong Tian, Chunguo Liu, Zhonghui Lian, Xiaoyan Dong, Xiaobing Wu
Inverted terminal repeats (ITRs) of the adeno-associated virus (AAV) are essential for rescue, replication, packaging, and integration of the viral genome. While ITR mutations have been identified in previous reports, we designed a new truncated ITR lacking the B-B' and C-C' regions named as ITRΔBC and investigated its effects on viral genome replication, packaging, and expression of recombinant AAV (rAAV). The packaging ability was compared between ITRΔBC rAAV and wild-type (wt) ITR rAAV. Our results showed the productivity of ITRΔBC rAAV was reduced 4-fold, which is consistent with the 8-fold decrease in the replication of viral genomic DNA of ITRΔBC rAAV compared with wt ITR rAAV...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655905/mechanisms-of-dna-protein-crosslink-repair
#19
REVIEW
Julian Stingele, Roberto Bellelli, Simon J Boulton
Covalent DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs, also known as protein adducts) of topoisomerases and other proteins with DNA are highly toxic DNA lesions. Of note, chemical agents that induce DPCs include widely used classes of chemotherapeutics. Their bulkiness blocks virtually every chromatin-based process and makes them intractable for repair by canonical repair pathways. Distinct DPC repair pathways employ unique points of attack and are crucial for the maintenance of genome stability. Tyrosyl-DNA phosphodiesterases (TDPs) directly hydrolyse the covalent linkage between protein and DNA...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641314/no-additional-prognostic-value-for-mre11-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-anus-treated-with-chemo-radiotherapy
#20
Alexandra K Walker, Christiana Kartsonaki, Elena Collantes, Judith Nicholson, Duncan C Gilbert, Anne E Kiltie
BACKGROUND: The majority of anal cancers (84-95%) are driven by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-positive tumours show significantly better responses to chemo-radiotherapy when compared with HPV-negative tumours. HPV infection is linked to alterations in DNA damage response proteins, including MRE11. MRE11 is a potential predictive biomarker for response to radiotherapy in muscle-invasive bladder cancer and may hold predictive power in other cancers. METHODS: Using a previously reported cohort, we evaluated the levels of MRE11 in anal cancer and assessed its predictive value in this disease...
July 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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