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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918544/a-balance-between-elongation-and-trimming-regulates-telomere-stability-in-stem-cells
#1
Teresa Rivera, Candy Haggblom, Sandro Cosconati, Jan Karlseder
Telomere length maintenance ensures self-renewal of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs); however, the mechanisms governing telomere length homeostasis in these cell types are unclear. Here, we report that telomere length is determined by the balance between telomere elongation, which is mediated by telomerase, and telomere trimming, which is controlled by XRCC3 and Nbs1, homologous recombination proteins that generate single-stranded C-rich telomeric DNA and double-stranded telomeric circular DNA (T-circles), respectively...
December 5, 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889449/phosphorylated-ctip-functions-as-a-co-factor-of-the-mre11-rad50-nbs1-endonuclease-in-dna-end-resection
#2
Roopesh Anand, Lepakshi Ranjha, Elda Cannavo, Petr Cejka
To repair a DNA double-strand break (DSB) by homologous recombination (HR), the 5'-terminated strand of the DSB must be resected. The human MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) and CtIP proteins were implicated in the initiation of DNA end resection, but the underlying mechanism remained undefined. Here, we show that CtIP is a co-factor of the MRE11 endonuclease activity within the MRN complex. This function is absolutely dependent on CtIP phosphorylation that includes the key cyclin-dependent kinase target motif at Thr-847...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845421/rs2735383-located-at-a-microrna-binding-site-in-the-3-utr-of-nbs1-is-not-associated-with-breast-cancer-risk
#3
Jingjing Liu, Ivona Lončar, J Margriet Collée, Manjeet K Bolla, Joe Dennis, Kyriaki Michailidou, Qin Wang, Irene L Andrulis, Monica Barile, Matthias W Beckmann, Sabine Behrens, Javier Benitez, Carl Blomqvist, Bram Boeckx, Natalia V Bogdanova, Stig E Bojesen, Hiltrud Brauch, Paul Brennan, Hermann Brenner, Annegien Broeks, Barbara Burwinkel, Jenny Chang-Claude, Shou-Tung Chen, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, Ching Y Cheng, Ji-Yeob Choi, Fergus J Couch, Angela Cox, Simon S Cross, Katarina Cuk, Kamila Czene, Thilo Dörk, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva, Peter A Fasching, Jonine Figueroa, Henrik Flyger, Montserrat García-Closas, Graham G Giles, Gord Glendon, Mark S Goldberg, Anna González-Neira, Pascal Guénel, Christopher A Haiman, Ute Hamann, Steven N Hart, Mikael Hartman, Sigrid Hatse, John L Hopper, Hidemi Ito, Anna Jakubowska, Maria Kabisch, Daehee Kang, Veli-Matti Kosma, Vessela N Kristensen, Loic Le Marchand, Eunjung Lee, Jingmei Li, Artitaya Lophatananon, Jan Lubinski, Arto Mannermaa, Keitaro Matsuo, Roger L Milne, Susan L Neuhausen, Heli Nevanlinna, Nick Orr, Jose I A Perez, Julian Peto, Thomas C Putti, Katri Pylkäs, Paolo Radice, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Elinor J Sawyer, Marjanka K Schmidt, Andreas Schneeweiss, Chen-Yang Shen, Martha J Shrubsole, Xiao-Ou Shu, Jacques Simard, Melissa C Southey, Anthony Swerdlow, Soo H Teo, Daniel C Tessier, Somchai Thanasitthichai, Ian Tomlinson, Diana Torres, Thérèse Truong, Chiu-Chen Tseng, Celine Vachon, Robert Winqvist, Anna H Wu, Drakoulis Yannoukakos, Wei Zheng, Per Hall, Alison M Dunning, Douglas F Easton, Maartje J Hooning, Ans M W van den Ouweland, John W M Martens, Antoinette Hollestelle
NBS1, also known as NBN, plays an important role in maintaining genomic stability. Interestingly, rs2735383 G > C, located in a microRNA binding site in the 3'-untranslated region (UTR) of NBS1, was shown to be associated with increased susceptibility to lung and colorectal cancer. However, the relation between rs2735383 and susceptibility to breast cancer is not yet clear. Therefore, we genotyped rs2735383 in 1,170 familial non-BRCA1/2 breast cancer cases and 1,077 controls using PCR-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP-PCR) analysis, but found no association between rs2735383CC and breast cancer risk (OR = 1...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814491/nbs1-converts-the-human-mre11-rad50-nuclease-complex-into-an-endo-exonuclease-machine-specific-for-protein-dna-adducts
#4
Rajashree A Deshpande, Ji-Hoon Lee, Sucheta Arora, Tanya T Paull
The human Mre11/Rad50/Nbs1 (hMRN) complex is critical for the sensing, processing, and signaling of DNA double-strand breaks. The nuclease activity of Mre11 is essential for mammalian development and cell viability, although the regulation and substrate specificity of Mre11 have been difficult to define. Here we show that hMRN catalyzes sequential endonucleolytic and exonucleolytic activities on both 5' and 3' strands of DNA ends containing protein adducts, and that Nbs1, ATP, and adducts are essential for this function...
November 3, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814490/mre11-is-essential-for-the-removal-of-lethal-topoisomerase-2-covalent-cleavage-complexes
#5
Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, Tsubasa Shimizu, Zhong Wei Zhou, Zhao-Qi Wang, Rajashree A Deshpande, Tanya T Paull, Salma Akter, Masataka Tsuda, Ryohei Furuta, Ken Tsusui, Shunichi Takeda, Hiroyuki Sasanuma
The Mre11/Rad50/Nbs1 complex initiates double-strand break repair by homologous recombination (HR). Loss of Mre11 or its nuclease activity in mouse cells is known to cause genome aberrations and cellular senescence, although the molecular basis for this phenotype is not clear. To identify the origin of these defects, we characterized Mre11-deficient (MRE11(-/-)) and nuclease-deficient Mre11 (MRE11(-/H129N)) chicken DT40 and human lymphoblast cell lines. These cells exhibit increased spontaneous chromosomal DSBs and extreme sensitivity to topoisomerase 2 poisons...
November 3, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798884/high-expression-of-mre11-rad50-nbs1-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-chemoresistance-in-gastric-cancer
#6
Bolag Altan, Takehiko Yokobori, Munenori Ide, Tuya Bai, Toru Yanoma, Akiharu Kimura, Norimichi Kogure, Masaki Suzuki, Pinjie Bao, Erito Mochiki, Kyoichi Ogata, Tadashi Handa, Kyoichi Kaira, Masahiko Nishiyama, Takayuki Asao, Tetsunari Oyama, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: The MRN complex of meiotic recombination 11 (MRE11), DNA repair protein Rad50 (RAD50) and Nijmegen breakage syndrome 1 (NBS1) proteins coordinate the detection and repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). DNA DSB repair-dependent chemoresistance likely has an effect on the treatment of human cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated the expression of MRN complex in human gastric cancer (GC) tissues using immunohistochemistry and analyzed its clinical significance and prognostic relevance...
October 2016: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785413/t-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-in-macedonian-patients-with-nijmegen-breakage-syndrome
#7
S A Kocheva, K Martinova, Z Antevska-Trajkova, B Coneska-Jovanova, A Eftimov, A J Dimovski
Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) is a rare autosomal recessive chromosomal instability disorder characterized by microcephaly, immunodeficiency, radiosensitivity and a very high predisposition to malignancy. The gene responsible for the disease, NBS1, is located on chromosome 8q21 and encodes a protein called nibrin. After identification of the gene, a truncating 5 bp deletion, 657-661delACAAA, was identified as the disease-causing mutation in patients with the NBS. In this report, we describe two patients with NBS and T-lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma in a Macedonian family...
July 1, 2016: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770701/the-rb-binding-domain-of-hpv31-e7-is-required-to-maintain-high-levels-of-dna-repair-factors-in-infected-cells
#8
Bryan A Johnson, Heather L Aloor, Cary A Moody
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) exhibit constitutive activation of ATM and ATR DNA damage response (DDR) pathways, which are required for productive viral replication. Expression of HPV31 E7 alone is sufficient to activate the DDR through an unknown mechanism. Here, we demonstrate that the E7 Rb binding domain is required to increase levels of many DDR proteins, including ATM, Chk2, Chk1, the MRN components MRE11, Rad50, and NBS1, as well as the homologous recombination repair proteins BRCA1 and Rad51. Interestingly, we have found that the increase in these DNA repair proteins does not occur solely at the level of transcription, but that E7 broadly increases the half-life of these DDR factors, a phenotype that is lost in the E7 Rb binding mutant...
October 19, 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765104/-mutant-rad50-enhances-killing-effects-of-radiation-on-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-line-cne1
#9
R C Yan, J Wang, Z Z Huang, Z Y Wang, X F Wu, J C Huang, L H Chang, D Q Li, G H Zhang
Objective: To investigate the killing effects of radiation and mutant Rad50 transfection on human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell line CNE1. Methods: The experimental groups included: control group, Ad-Rad50-GFP group, Ad-EGFP group, irradiation group, Ad-Rad50-GFP combined with irradiation group, and Ad-EGFP combined with irradiation group. CNE1 cells were transfected with recombinant adenoviral vector Ad-Rad50-GFP carrying mutant Rad50 gene. The expressions of Mre11, Rad50, Nbs1, and relevant constituents composing MRN complex were detected by Western Blot...
October 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746018/xrs2-dependent-and-independent-functions-of-the-mre11-rad50-complex
#10
Julyun Oh, Amr Al-Zain, Elda Cannavo, Petr Cejka, Lorraine S Symington
The Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2/Nbs1 (MRX/N) complex orchestrates the cellular response to DSBs through its structural, enzymatic, and signaling roles. Xrs2/Nbs1 is essential for nuclear translocation of Mre11, but its role as a component of the complex is not well defined. Here, we demonstrate that nuclear localization of Mre11 (Mre11-NLS) is able to bypass several functions of Xrs2, including DNA end resection, meiosis, hairpin resolution, and cellular resistance to clastogens. Using purified components, we show that the MR complex has equivalent activity to MRX in cleavage of protein-blocked DNA ends...
October 20, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726944/effect-of-silencing-key-proteins-in-telomerase-mechanism-and-alternative-lengthening-of-telomeres-mechanism-in-laryngeal-cancer-cells
#11
Yong Xu, Xiao Wang, Shi-Ming Chen, Chen Chen, Yan Wang, Bo-Kui Xiao, Ze-Zhang Tao
PURPOSE: To explore the influences of telomerase and alternative lengthening of telomeres mechanism on telomere length and laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Short hairpin RNA expression vectors targeting the messenger TERT, TRF2, RAD51 and NBS1 were constructed. The mRNA and protein expression of targeted genes in human laryngeal squamous carcinoma cell line HEp-2 was evaluated by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting separately...
September 6, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684057/proteomic-profiling-reveals-the-induction-of-upr-in-addition-to-dna-damage-response-in-hela-cells-treated-with-the-thiazolo-5-4-b-quinoline-derivative-d3clp
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José Carlos Páez-Franco, Ignacio González-Sánchez, Nora A Gutiérrez-Nájera, Lilián G Valencia-Turcotte, Alfonso Lira-Rocha, Marco A Cerbón, Rogelio Rodríguez-Sotres
9-[(3-chloro)phenylamine]-2-[3-(diethylamine)propylamine]thiazolo[5,4-b]quinolone (D3ClP) is a bioisostere of N-(4-(acridin-9-ylamino)-3-methoxyphenyl)methanesulfonamide (m-AMSA) a DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor with proven cytotoxic activity and known to induce DNA damage and apoptotic cell death in K562 cells. However, recent evidence is not consistent with DNA topoisomerase II (DNA TOP2) as the primary target of D3ClP, in contrast to m-AMSA. We provide evidence of histone γH2AX phosphorylation at Ser135 in HeLa cells treated with D3ClP, a marker of DNA double strand repair through Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) pathway...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680669/nucleolar-reorganization-upon-site-specific-double-strand-break-induction-dna-repair-and-epigenetics-of-ribosomal-genes
#13
Michal Franek, Alena Kovaříková, Eva Bártová, Stanislav Kozubek
DNA damage response (DDR) in ribosomal genes and mechanisms of DNA repair in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are less explored nuclear events. DDR in ESCs should be unique due to their high proliferation rate, expression of pluripotency factors, and specific chromatin signature. Given short population doubling time and fast progress through G1 phase, ESCs require a sustained production of rRNA, which leads to the formation of large and prominent nucleoli. Although transcription of rRNA in the nucleolus is relatively well understood, little is known about DDR in this nuclear compartment...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27673354/pomegranate-intake-protects-against-genomic-instability-induced-by-medical-x-rays-in-vivo-in-mice
#14
Sameera Nallanthighal, Amit B Shirode, Julius A Judd, Ramune Reliene
Ionizing radiation (IR) is a well-documented human carcinogen. The increased use of IR in medical procedures has doubled the annual radiation dose and may increase cancer risk. Genomic instability is an intermediate lesion in IR-induced cancer. We examined whether pomegranate extract (PE) suppresses genomic instability induced by x-rays. Mice were treated orally with PE and exposed to an x-ray dose of 2 Gy. PE intake suppressed x-ray-induced DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in peripheral blood and chromosomal damage in bone marrow...
September 27, 2016: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652321/brca1-ctip-interaction-in-the-repair-of-dna-double-strand-breaks
#15
Tomas Aparicio, Jean Gautier
DNA termini at double-strand breaks are often chemically heterogeneous and require processing before initiation of repair. In a recent report, we demonstrated that CtIP and the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) nuclease complex cooperate with BRCA1 to specifically repair topoisomerase II-DNA adducted breaks. In contrast, BRCA1 is dispensable for repair of restriction endonuclease-generated double-strand breaks.
July 2016: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590578/mdc1-modulates-the-interaction-between-topbp1-and-the-mrn-complex-during-dna-damage-checkpoint-responses
#16
Seung Ho Choi, Hae Yong Yoo
TopBP1 has been identified as a direct activator of ATR and interacts with the Nbs1 subunit of the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) complex in egg extracts in a checkpoint-regulated manner. In this study, we show that Mdc1 associates with both TopBP1 and Nbs1 in egg extracts and human cells. We cloned a cDNA encoding the full-length version of Xenopus Mdc1. The association between Mdc1 and TopBP1 involves the first pair of BRCT repeats in TopBP1. The N-terminal region (161-230) of Mdc1 is required for this binding. The interaction between Mdc1 and Nbs1 involves the two tandem BRCT repeats of Nbs1...
October 7, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568553/mrnip-c5orf45-interacts-with-the-mrn-complex-and-contributes-to-the-dna-damage-response
#17
Christopher J Staples, Giancarlo Barone, Katie N Myers, Anil Ganesh, Ian Gibbs-Seymour, Abhijit A Patil, Ryan D Beveridge, Caroline Daye, Richard Beniston, Sarah Maslen, Ivan Ahel, J Mark Skehel, Spencer J Collis
Through an RNAi-based screen for previously uncharacterized regulators of genome stability, we have identified the human protein C5orf45 as an important factor in preventing the accumulation of DNA damage in human cells. Here, we functionally characterize C5orf45 as a binding partner of the MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN) damage-sensing complex. Hence, we rename C5orf45 as MRNIP for MRN-interacting protein (MRNIP). We find that MRNIP is rapidly recruited to sites of DNA damage. Cells depleted of MRNIP display impaired chromatin loading of the MRN complex, resulting in reduced DNA end resection and defective ATM-mediated DNA damage signaling, a reduced ability to repair DNA breaks, and radiation sensitivity...
September 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545893/chromosomal-instability-and-molecular-defects-in-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-nijmegen-breakage-syndrome-patients
#18
Tomer Halevy, Shira Akov, Martina Bohndorf, Barbara Mlody, James Adjaye, Nissim Benvenisty, Michal Goldberg
Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS) results from the absence of the NBS1 protein, responsible for detection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). NBS is characterized by microcephaly, growth retardation, immunodeficiency, and cancer predisposition. Here, we show successful reprogramming of NBS fibroblasts into induced pluripotent stem cells (NBS-iPSCs). Our data suggest a strong selection for karyotypically normal fibroblasts to go through the reprogramming process. NBS-iPSCs then acquire numerous chromosomal aberrations and show a delayed response to DSB induction...
August 30, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27512903/an-intrinsically-disordered-region-of-the-dna-repair-protein-nbs1-is-a-species-specific-barrier-to-herpes-simplex-virus-1-in-primates
#19
Dianne I Lou, Eui Tae Kim, Nicholas R Meyerson, Neha J Pancholi, Kareem N Mohni, David Enard, Dmitri A Petrov, Sandra K Weller, Matthew D Weitzman, Sara L Sawyer
Humans occasionally transmit herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) to captive primates, who reciprocally harbor alphaherpesviruses poised for zoonotic transmission to humans. To understand the basis for the species-specific restriction of HSV-1 in primates, we simulated what might happen during the cross-species transmission of HSV-1 and found that the DNA repair protein Nbs1 from only some primate species is able to promote HSV-1 infection. The Nbs1 homologs that promote HSV-1 infection also interact with the HSV-1 ICP0 protein...
August 10, 2016: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488870/the-prevalence-of-founder-mutations-among-individuals-from-families-with-familial-pancreatic-cancer-syndrome
#20
Marcin R Lener, Aniruddh Kashyap, Wojciech Kluźniak, Cezary Cybulski, Agnieszka Soluch, Sandra Pietrzak, Tomasz Huzarski, Jacek Gronwald, Jan Lubiński
Purpose: Familial pancreatic cancer describes families with at least two first-degree relatives with pancreatic cancer that do not fulfil the criteria of other inherited tumor syndromes with increased risks of pancreatic cancer. Although much has been learned regarding the aggregation of pancreatic cancer in some families, the genetic basis for this familial aggregation is poorly understood. This study evaluated the prevalence of 10 Polish founder mutations in 4 genes among individuals from families with diagnosed familial pancreatic cancer syndrome and assessed their possible association with the FPC risk in Poland...
July 28, 2016: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
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