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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875301/an-intrinsically-disordered-aplf-links-ku-dna-pkcs-and-xrcc4-dna-ligase-iv-in-an-extended-flexible-non-homologous-end-joining-complex
#1
Michal Hammel, Yaping Yu, Sarvan Kumar Radhakrishnan, Chirayu Chokshi, Miaw-Sheue Tsai, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Monica Kuzdovich, Soumya G Remesh, Shujuan Fang, Alan E Tomkinson, Susan P Lees-Miller, John A Tainer
DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) in human cells is initiated by Ku heterodimer binding to a DSB, followed by recruitment of core NHEJ factors including DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs), XRCC4-like factor (XLF) and XRCC4 (X4)-DNA ligase IV (L4). In addition, Ku interacts with accessory factors such as Aprataxin and Polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase-Like Factor (APLF), yet how these factors interact to tether, process and ligate DSB ends while allowing regulation and chromatin interactions remains enigmatic...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852033/the-relationship-between-polymorphisms-of-xrcc5-genes-with-astrocytoma-prognosis-in-the-han-chinese-population
#2
Xue He, Xikai Zhu, Lei Li, Jiayi Zhang, Ruipeng Wu, Yuan Zhang, Longli Kang, Dongya Yuan, Tianbo Jin
BACKGROUND: Gliomas are highly malignant with a poor prognosis. Studies have reported that DNA repair genes influence risk for glioma, but its relationship with prognosis is unclear. In this study, we want to explore the relationship between DNA repair genes (XRCC3, XRCC4 and XRCC5) and prognosis of astrocytoma in the Chinese Han population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 160 astrocytoma cases were recruited in our study. Survival probabilities were estimated by using Kaplan-Meier analysis, and significant differences were analyzed by using the log-rank test...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832076/complex-breakpoints-and-template-switching-associated-with-non-canonical-termination-of-homologous-recombination-in-mammalian-cells
#3
Andrea J Hartlerode, Nicholas A Willis, Anbazhagan Rajendran, John P Manis, Ralph Scully
A proportion of homologous recombination (HR) events in mammalian cells resolve by "long tract" gene conversion, reflecting copying of several kilobases from the donor sister chromatid prior to termination. Cells lacking the major hereditary breast/ovarian cancer predisposition genes, BRCA1 or BRCA2, or certain other HR-defective cells, reveal a bias in favor of long tract gene conversion, suggesting that this aberrant HR outcome might be connected with genomic instability. If termination of gene conversion occurs in regions lacking homology with the second end of the break, the normal mechanism of HR termination by annealing (i...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830975/deficiency-of-xlf-and-paxx-prevents-dna-double-strand-break-repair-by-non-homologous-end-joining-in-lymphocytes
#4
Putzer J Hung, Bo-Ruei Chen, Rosmy George, Caleb Liberman, Abigail J Morales, Pedro Colon-Ortiz, Jessica K Tyler, Barry P Sleckman, Andrea L Bredemeyer
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is a major DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway that functions in all phases of the cell cycle. NHEJ repairs genotoxic and physiological DSBs, such as those generated by ionizing radiation and during V(D)J recombination at antigen receptor loci, respectively. DNA end joining by NHEJ relies on the core factors Ku70, Ku80, XRCC4, and DNA Ligase IV. Additional proteins also play important roles in NHEJ. The XRCC4-like factor (XLF) participates in NHEJ through its interaction with XRCC4, and XLF deficiency in humans leads to immunodeficiency and increased sensitivity to ionizing radiation...
November 10, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798842/synthetic-lethality-between-paxx-and-xlf-in-mammalian-development
#5
Gabriel Balmus, Ana C Barros, Paul W G Wijnhoven, Chloé Lescale, Hélène Lenden Hasse, Katharina Boroviak, Carlos le Sage, Brendan Doe, Anneliese O Speak, Antonella Galli, Matt Jacobsen, Ludovic Deriano, David J Adams, Andrew N Blackford, Stephen P Jackson
PAXX was identified recently as a novel nonhomologous end-joining DNA repair factor in human cells. To characterize its physiological roles, we generated Paxx-deficient mice. Like Xlf(-/-) mice, Paxx(-/-) mice are viable, grow normally, and are fertile but show mild radiosensitivity. Strikingly, while Paxx loss is epistatic with Ku80, Lig4, and Atm deficiency, Paxx/Xlf double-knockout mice display embryonic lethality associated with genomic instability, cell death in the central nervous system, and an almost complete block in lymphogenesis, phenotypes that closely resemble those of Xrcc4(-/-) and Lig4(-/-) mice...
October 1, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769169/unexpected-effects-of-different-genetic-backgrounds-on-identification-of-genomic-rearrangements-via-whole-genome-next-generation-sequencing
#6
Zhangguo Chen, Katherine Gowan, Sonia M Leach, Sawanee S Viboolsittiseri, Ameet K Mishra, Tanya Kadoishi, Katrina Diener, Bifeng Gao, Kenneth Jones, Jing H Wang
BACKGROUND: Whole genome next generation sequencing (NGS) is increasingly employed to detect genomic rearrangements in cancer genomes, especially in lymphoid malignancies. We recently established a unique mouse model by specifically deleting a key non-homologous end-joining DNA repair gene, Xrcc4, and a cell cycle checkpoint gene, Trp53, in germinal center B cells. This mouse model spontaneously develops mature B cell lymphomas (termed G1XP lymphomas). RESULTS: Here, we attempt to employ whole genome NGS to identify novel structural rearrangements, in particular inter-chromosomal translocations (CTXs), in these G1XP lymphomas...
October 21, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746407/cloning-localization-and-focus-formation-at-dna-damage-sites-of-canine-xlf
#7
Manabu Koike, Yasutomo Yutoku, Aki Koike
Understanding the molecular mechanisms of DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair processes, especially nonhomologous DNA-end joining (NHEJ), is critical for developing next-generation radiotherapies and chemotherapeutics for human and animal cancers. The localization, protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications of core NHEJ factors, such as human Ku70 and Ku80, might play critical roles in controlling NHEJ activity. XRCC4-like factor (XLF) is a core NHEJ factor and plays a key role in the Ku-dependent NHEJ repair process in human cells...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721000/effects-of-extremely-low-frequency-electromagnetic-field-and-cisplatin-on-mrna-levels-of-some-dna-repair-genes
#8
Fatemeh Sanie-Jahromi, Iraj Saadat, Mostafa Saadat
AIMS: It has been shown that exposure to extremely-low frequency (˂300Hz) oscillating electromagnetic field (EMF) can affect gene expression. The effects of different exposure patterns of 50-Hz EMF and co-treatment of EMF plus cisplatin (CDDP) on mRNA levels of seven genes involved in DNA repair pathways (GADD45A, XRCC1, XRCC4, Ku70, Ku80, DNA-PKcs and LIG4) were evaluated. MAIN METHODS: Two 50-Hz EMF intensities (0.25 and 0.50mT), three exposure patterns (5min field-on/5min field-off, 15min field-on/15min field-off, 30min field-on continuously) and two cell lines (MCF-7 and SH-SY5Y) were used...
October 6, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705800/paxx-is-an-accessory-c-nhej-factor-that-associates-with-ku70-and-has-overlapping-functions-with-xlf
#9
Satish K Tadi, Carine Tellier-Lebègue, Clément Nemoz, Pascal Drevet, Stéphane Audebert, Sunetra Roy, Katheryn Meek, Jean-Baptiste Charbonnier, Mauro Modesti
In mammalian cells, classical non-homologous end joining (c-NHEJ) is critical for DNA double-strand break repair induced by ionizing radiation and during V(D)J recombination in developing B and T lymphocytes. Recently, PAXX was identified as a c-NHEJ core component. We report here that PAXX-deficient cells exhibit a cellular phenotype uncharacteristic of a deficiency in c-NHEJ core components. PAXX-deficient cells display normal sensitivity to radiomimetic drugs, are proficient in transient V(D)J recombination assays, and do not shift toward higher micro-homology usage in plasmid repair assays...
October 4, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703001/different-dna-end-configurations-dictate-which-nhej-components-are-most-important-for-joining-efficiency
#10
Howard H Y Chang, Go Watanabe, Christina A Gerodimos, Takashi Ochi, Tom L Blundell, Stephen P Jackson, Michael R Lieber
The nonhomologous DNA end-joining (NHEJ) pathway is a key mechanism for repairing dsDNA breaks that occur often in eukaryotic cells. In the simplest model, these breaks are first recognized by Ku, which then interacts with other NHEJ proteins to improve their affinity at DNA ends. These include DNA-PKcs and Artemis for trimming the DNA ends; DNA polymerase μ and λ to add nucleotides; and the DNA ligase IV complex to ligate the ends with the additional factors, XRCC4 (X-ray repair cross-complementing protein 4), XLF (XRCC4-like factor/Cernunos), and PAXX (paralog of XRCC4 and XLF)...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658954/decreased-il7r%C3%AE-and-tdt-expression-underlie-the-skewed-immunoglobulin-repertoire-of-human-b-cell-precursors-from-fetal-origin
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Magdalena B Rother, Kristin Jensen, Mirjam van der Burg, Fleur S van de Bovenkamp, Roel Kroek, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Vincent H J van der Velden, Tom Cupedo, Ole K Olstad, Jacques J M van Dongen, Menno C van Zelm
Newborns are unable to mount antibody responses towards certain antigens. This has been related to the restricted repertoire of immunoglobulin (Ig) genes of their B cells. The mechanisms underlying the restricted fetal Ig gene repertoire are currently unresolved. We here addressed this with detailed molecular and cellular analysis of human precursor-B cells from fetal liver, fetal bone marrow (BM), and pediatric BM. In the absence of selection processes, fetal B-cell progenitors more frequently used proximal V, D and J genes in complete IGH gene rearrangements, despite normal Ig locus contraction...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644316/cloning-localization-and-focus-formation-at-dna-damage-sites-of-canine-xrcc4
#12
Manabu Koike, Yasutomo Yutoku, Aki Koike
Various chemotherapies and radiation therapies are useful for killing cancer cells mainly by inducing DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). Uncovering the molecular mechanisms of DSB repair processes is crucial for developing next-generation radiotherapies and chemotherapeutics for human and animal cancers. XRCC4 plays a critical role in Ku-dependent nonhomologous DNA-end joining (NHEJ) in human cells and is one of the core NHEJ factors. The localization of core NHEJ factors, such as human Ku70 and Ku80, might play a crucial role in regulating NHEJ activity...
September 18, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613841/common-genetic-variations-in-cell-cycle-and-dna-repair-pathways-associated-with-pediatric-brain-tumor-susceptibility
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Maral Adel Fahmideh, Catharina Lavebratt, Joachim Schüz, Martin Röösli, Tore Tynes, Michael A Grotzer, Christoffer Johansen, Claudia E Kuehni, Birgitta Lannering, Michaela Prochazka, Lisbeth S Schmidt, Maria Feychting
Knowledge on the role of genetic polymorphisms in the etiology of pediatric brain tumors (PBTs) is limited. Therefore, we investigated the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), identified by candidate gene-association studies on adult brain tumors, and PBT risk.The study is based on the largest series of PBT cases to date. Saliva DNA from 245 cases and 489 controls, aged 7-19 years at diagnosis/reference date, was genotyped for 68 SNPs. Data were analyzed using unconditional logistic regression...
August 24, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601633/paxx-and-xlf-dna-repair-factors-are-functionally-redundant-in-joining-dna-breaks-in-a-g1-arrested-progenitor-b-cell-line
#14
Vipul Kumar, Frederick W Alt, Richard L Frock
Classical nonhomologous end joining (C-NHEJ) is a major mammalian DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair pathway. Core C-NHEJ factors, such as XRCC4, are required for joining DSB intermediates of the G1 phase-specific V(D)J recombination reaction in progenitor lymphocytes. Core factors also contribute to joining DSBs in cycling mature B-lineage cells, including DSBs generated during antibody class switch recombination (CSR) and DSBs generated by ionizing radiation. The XRCC4-like-factor (XLF) C-NHEJ protein is dispensable for V(D)J recombination in normal cells, but because of functional redundancy, it is absolutely required for this process in cells deficient for the ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) DSB response factor...
September 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601299/specific-roles-of-xrcc4-paralogs-paxx-and-xlf-during-v-d-j-recombination
#15
Chloé Lescale, Hélène Lenden Hasse, Andrew N Blackford, Gabriel Balmus, Joy J Bianchi, Wei Yu, Léa Bacoccina, Angélique Jarade, Christophe Clouin, Rohan Sivapalan, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin, Stephen P Jackson, Ludovic Deriano
Paralog of XRCC4 and XLF (PAXX) is a member of the XRCC4 superfamily and plays a role in nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ), a DNA repair pathway critical for lymphocyte antigen receptor gene assembly. Here, we find that the functions of PAXX and XLF in V(D)J recombination are masked by redundant joining activities. Thus, combined PAXX and XLF deficiency leads to an inability to join RAG-cleaved DNA ends. Additionally, we demonstrate that PAXX function in V(D)J recombination depends on its interaction with Ku...
September 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571987/analysis-of-dna-repair-genes-polymorphisms-in-breast-cancer
#16
Hanna Romanowicz, Łukasz Pyziak, Filip Jabłoński, Magdalena Bryś, Ewa Forma, Beata Smolarz
Genetic polymorphisms in the DNA repair genes may be associated with increased cancer risk. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of the DNA repair genes polymorphisms with the risk of breast cancer development. The study included 200 breast cancer patients and 200 healthy controls. The following polymorphisms were studied: C/G (Ser326Cys, rs1052133) of the hOGG1, A/C (IVS5 + 33, rs3212961) of the ERCC1, A/C (Lys939Gln, rs2228001) of the XPC, C/T (Thr241Met, rs861539) of the XRCC3, G/T (Leu787Leu, rs1800392) of the WRN and G/T (Ser307Ser, rs1056503) of the XRCC4 gene...
August 29, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27537368/the-transcriptional-response-to-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-physcomitrella-patens
#17
Yasuko Kamisugi, John W Whitaker, Andrew C Cuming
The model bryophyte Physcomitrella patens is unique among plants in supporting the generation of mutant alleles by facile homologous recombination-mediated gene targeting (GT). Reasoning that targeted transgene integration occurs through the capture of transforming DNA by the homology-dependent pathway for DNA double-strand break (DNA-DSB) repair, we analysed the genome-wide transcriptomic response to bleomycin-induced DNA damage and generated mutants in candidate DNA repair genes. Massively parallel (Illumina) cDNA sequencing identified potential participants in gene targeting...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508978/genetic-effects-of-xrcc4-and-ligase-iv-genes-on-human-glioma
#18
Keping Jiao, Juan Qin, Yumei Zhao, Honglian Zhang
Ligase IV and XRCC4 genes, important molecules in the nonhomologous end-joining pathway for repairing DNA double-strand breaks, may play crucial roles in carcinogenesis. To detect their effects on the risk of human glioma, their gene expression differences between 110 human glioma tissues and 50 healthy brain tissues were determined using quantitative real-time PCR. Furthermore, two tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in ligase IV and four SNPs in XRCC4 genes were genotyped in 317 glioma patients and 352 healthy controls...
September 28, 2016: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471552/the-expression-levels-of-xlf-and-mutant-p53-are-inversely-correlated-in-head-and-neck-cancer-cells
#19
Sizhe Feng, Ramin Rabii, Guobiao Liang, Chenxi Song, Wei Chen, Mian Guo, Xuezhong Wei, Diana Messadi, Shen Hu
XRCC4-like factor (XLF), also known as Cernunnos, is a protein encoded by the human NHEJ1 gene and an important repair factor for DNA double-strand breaks. In this study, we have found that XLF is over-expressed in HPV(+) versus HPV(-) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and significantly down-regulated in the HNSCC cell lines expressing high level of mutant p53 protein versus those cell lines harboring wild-type TP53 gene with low p53 protein expression. We have also demonstrated that Werner syndrome protein (WRN), a member of the NHEJ repair pathway, binds to both mutant p53 protein and NHEJ1 gene promoter, and siRNA knockdown of WRN leads to the inhibition of XLF expression in the HNSCC cells...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437582/sliding-sleeves-of-xrcc4-xlf-bridge-dna-and-connect-fragments-of-broken-dna
#20
Ineke Brouwer, Gerrit Sitters, Andrea Candelli, Stephanie J Heerema, Iddo Heller, Abinadabe J de Melo, Hongshan Zhang, Davide Normanno, Mauro Modesti, Erwin J G Peterman, Gijs J L Wuite
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is the primary pathway for repairing DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in mammalian cells. Such breaks are formed, for example, during gene-segment rearrangements in the adaptive immune system or by cancer therapeutic agents. Although the core components of the NHEJ machinery are known, it has remained difficult to assess the specific roles of these components and the dynamics of bringing and holding the fragments of broken DNA together. The structurally similar XRCC4 and XLF proteins are proposed to assemble as highly dynamic filaments at (or near) DSBs...
July 28, 2016: Nature
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