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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453785/structural-and-functional-characterization-of-the-pnkp-xrcc4-ligiv-dna-repair-complex
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R Daniel Aceytuno, Cortt G Piett, Zahra Havali-Shahriari, Ross A Edwards, Martial Rey, Ruiqiong Ye, Fatima Javed, Shujuan Fang, Rajam Mani, Michael Weinfeld, Michal Hammel, John A Tainer, David C Schriemer, Susan P Lees-Miller, J N Mark Glover
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repairs DNA double strand breaks in non-cycling eukaryotic cells. NHEJ relies on polynucleotide kinase/phosphatase (PNKP), which generates 5΄-phosphate/3΄-hydroxyl DNA termini that are critical for ligation by the NHEJ DNA ligase, LigIV. PNKP and LigIV require the NHEJ scaffolding protein, XRCC4. The PNKP FHA domain binds to the CK2-phosphorylated XRCC4 C-terminal tail, while LigIV uses its tandem BRCT repeats to bind the XRCC4 coiled-coil. Yet, the assembled PNKP-XRCC4-LigIV complex remains uncharacterized...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448034/using-a-fluorescent-pcr-capillary-gel-electrophoresis-technique-to-genotype-crispr-cas9-mediated-knockout-mutants-in-a-high-throughput-format
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Muhammad Khairul Ramlee, Jing Wang, Alice M S Cheung, Shang Li
The development of programmable genome-editing tools has facilitated the use of reverse genetics to understand the roles specific genomic sequences play in the functioning of cells and whole organisms. This cause has been tremendously aided by the recent introduction of the CRISPR/Cas9 system-a versatile tool that allows researchers to manipulate the genome and transcriptome in order to, among other things, knock out, knock down, or knock in genes in a targeted manner. For the purpose of knocking out a gene, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated double-strand breaks recruit the non-homologous end-joining DNA repair pathway to introduce the frameshift-causing insertion or deletion of nucleotides at the break site...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443118/the-absence-of-the-arabidopsis-chaperone-complex-caf-1-produces-mitotic-chromosome-abnormalities-and-changes-in-the-expression-profiles-of-genes-involved-in-dna-repair
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Javier Varas, Juan L Santos, Mónica Pradillo
Chromatin Assembly Factor 1 (CAF-1) is an evolutionary conserved heterotrimeric chaperone complex that facilitates the incorporation of histones H3 and H4 onto newly synthesized DNA. We demonstrate here that the mutant deficient for the large subunit of the complex, fas1-4, and in minor extent, the mutant deficient for the middle subunit, fas2-1, display chromosome abnormalities throughout Arabidopsis mitosis. Among them, we observed multicentromeric chromosomes at metaphase, and chromatid bridges and acentric fragments at anaphase-telophase...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439991/melatonin-a-pleiotropic-molecule-that-modulates-dna-damage-response-and-repair-pathways
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Maryam Majidinia, Alireza Sadeghpour, Saeed Mehrzadi, Russel J Reiter, Nasrin Khatami, Bahman Yousefi
DNA repair is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the genome. Perturbations in the DNA repair pathways have been identified in several human cancers. Thus, compounds targeting DNA damage response (DDR) hold great promise in cancer therapy. A great deal of effort, in pursuit of new anticancer drugs, has been devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and functions of the cellular DNA repair machinery. Melatonin, a widely-produced indoleamine in all organisms is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and has multiple regulatory roles on the different aspects of the DDR and DNA repair...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432356/a-role-of-human-rnase-p-subunits-rpp29-and-rpp21-in-homology-directed-repair-of-double-strand-breaks
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Enas R Abu-Zhayia, Hanan Khoury-Haddad, Noga Guttmann-Raviv, Raphael Serruya, Nayef Jarrous, Nabieh Ayoub
DNA damage response (DDR) is needed to repair damaged DNA for genomic integrity preservation. Defective DDR causes accumulation of deleterious mutations and DNA lesions that can lead to genomic instabilities and carcinogenesis. Identifying new players in the DDR, therefore, is essential to advance the understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which cells keep their genetic material intact. Here, we show that the core protein subunits Rpp29 and Rpp21 of human RNase P complex are implicated in DDR. We demonstrate that Rpp29 and Rpp21 depletion impairs double-strand break (DSB) repair by homology-directed repair (HDR), but has no deleterious effect on the integrity of non-homologous end joining...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427716/xenopus-egg-extract-a-powerful-tool-to-study-genome-maintenance-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Wouter S Hoogenboom, Daisy Klein Douwel, Puck Knipscheer
DNA repair pathways are crucial to maintain the integrity of our genome and prevent genetic diseases such as cancer. There are many different types of DNA damage and specific DNA repair mechanisms have evolved to deal with these lesions. In addition to these repair pathways there is an extensive signaling network that regulates processes important for repair, such as cell cycle control and transcription. Despite extensive research, DNA damage repair and signaling are not fully understood. In vitro systems such as the Xenopus egg extract system, have played, and still play, an important role in deciphering the molecular details of these processes...
April 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426349/rna-binging-protein-rbm14-regulates-dissociation-and-association-of-non-homologous-end-joining-proteins
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Nicholas Simon, Ming Yuan, Mihoko Kai
Defects in DNA damage response (DDR) are associated with multiple diseases, including cancers and neurodegenerative disorders. Emerging evidence indicates involvement of RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) in DDR. However, functions of the RBPs in DDR pathways remain elusive. We have shown previously that the RNA-binding protein RBM14 is required for non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). Here we show that RBM14 is required for efficient recruitment of XRCC4 and XLF to chromatin and release of KU proteins from chromatin upon DNA damage...
April 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425306/therapeutic-targeting-and-patient-selection-for-cancers-with-homologous-recombination-defects
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Francien Talens, Mathilde Jalving, Jourik A Gietema, Marcel A T M van Vugt
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are toxic DNA lesions that can be repaired by non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) or homologous recombination (HR). Mutations in HR genes elicit a predisposition to cancer; yet, they also result in increased sensitivity to certain DNA damaging agents and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. To optimally implement PARP inhibitor treatment, it is important that patients with HR-deficient tumors are adequately selected. Areas covered: Herein, the authors describe the HR pathway mechanistically and review the treatment of HR-deficient cancers, with a specific focus on PARP inhibition for BRCA1/2-mutated breast and ovarian cancer...
April 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423717/non-homologous-end-joining-induced-alterations-in-dna-methylation-a-source-of-permanent-epigenetic-change
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Brittany Allen, Antonio Pezone, Antonio Porcellini, Mark T Muller, Michal M Masternak
In addition to genetic mutations, epigenetic revision plays a major role in the development and progression of cancer; specifically, inappropriate DNA methylation or demethylation of CpG residues may alter the expression of genes that promote tumorigenesis. We hypothesize that DNA repair, specifically the repair of DNA double strand breaks (DSB) by Non-Homologous End Joining (NHEJ) may play a role in this process. Using a GFP reporter system inserted into the genome of HeLa cells, we are able to induce targeted DNA damage that enables the cells, after successfully undergoing NHEJ repair, to express WT GFP...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418813/radiation-induced-deletions-in-mouse-spermatogonia-are-usually-large-over-200-kb-and-contain-little-sequence-similarity-at-the-junctions
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Mieko Kodaira, Jun-Ichi Asakawa, Nori Nakamura
Ionizing radiation can induce mutations, and the majority of radiation-induced mutations in mammalian cells are deletions. The most critical types of radiation-induced DNA damage are DNA double-strand breaks, and these breaks are repaired by either the homologous recombination (HR) pathway or the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. The HR pathway is not as mutagenic as the NHEJ pathway, and it is expected that radiation-induced deletions would usually have little sequence similarity around the deletion junction points...
April 18, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398700/differential-requirements-for-dna-repair-proteins-in-immortalized-cell-lines-using-alternative-lengthening-of-telomere-mechanisms
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Alaina R Martinez, Zeenia Kaul, Jeffrey D Parvin, Joanna Groden
Cancer cells require telomere maintenance to enable uncontrolled growth. Most often telomerase is activated, although a subset of human cancers are telomerase-negative and depend on recombination-based mechanisms known as ALT (Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres). ALT depends on proteins that are essential for homologous recombination, including BLM and the MRN complex, to extend telomeres. This study surveyed the requirement for requisite homologous recombination proteins, yet to be studied in human ALT cell lines, by protein depletion using RNA interference...
April 11, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398510/the-swi-snf-atp-dependent-nucleosome-remodeler-promotes-resection-initiation-at-a-dna-double-strand-break-in-yeast
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Nathaniel E Wiest, Scott Houghtaling, Joseph C Sanchez, Alan E Tomkinson, Mary Ann Osley
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are repaired by either the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) or homologous recombination (HR) pathway. Pathway choice is determined by the generation of 3΄ single-strand DNA overhangs at the break that are initiated by the action of the Mre11-Rad50-Xrs2 (MRX) complex to direct repair toward HR. DSB repair occurs in the context of chromatin, and multiple chromatin regulators have been shown to play important roles in the repair process. We have investigated the role of the SWI/SNF ATP-dependent nucleosome-remodeling complex in the repair of a defined DNA DSB...
April 8, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398335/high-coverage-methylation-data-of-a-gene-model-before-and-after-dna-damage-and-homologous-repair
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Antonio Pezone, Giusi Russo, Alfonso Tramontano, Ermanno Florio, Giovanni Scala, Rosaria Landi, Candida Zuchegna, Antonella Romano, Lorenzo Chiariotti, Mark T Muller, Max E Gottesman, Antonio Porcellini, Enrico V Avvedimento
Genome-wide methylation analysis is limited by its low coverage and the inability to detect single variants below 10%. Quantitative analysis provides accurate information on the extent of methylation of single CpG dinucleotide, but it does not measure the actual polymorphism of the methylation profiles of single molecules. To understand the polymorphism of DNA methylation and to decode the methylation signatures before and after DNA damage and repair, we have deep sequenced in bisulfite-treated DNA a reporter gene undergoing site-specific DNA damage and homologous repair...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394347/new-factors-in-mammalian-dna-repair-the-chromatin-connection
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REVIEW
G Raschellà, G Melino, M Malewicz
In response to DNA damage mammalian cells activate a complex network of stress response pathways collectively termed DNA damage response (DDR). DDR involves a temporary arrest of the cell cycle to allow for the repair of the damage. DDR also attenuates gene expression by silencing global transcription and translation. Main function of DDR is, however, to prevent the fixation of debilitating changes to DNA by activation of various DNA repair pathways. Proper execution of DDR requires careful coordination between these interdependent cellular responses...
April 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389334/loss-of-dusp3-activity-radiosensitizes-human-tumor-cell-lines-via-attenuation-of-dna-repair-pathways
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Thompson E P Torres, Lilian C Russo, Alexsandro Santos, Gabriela R Marques, Yuli T Magalhaes, Sartaj Tabassum, Fabio L Forti
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy causes the regression of many human tumors by increasing DNA damage, and the novel molecular mechanisms underlying the genomic instability leading to cancer progression and metastasis must be elucidated. Atypical dual-specificity phosphatase 3 (DUSP3) has been shown to down-regulate mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) to control the proliferation and apoptosis of human cancer cells. We have recently identified novel molecular targets of DUSP3 that function in DNA damage response and repair; however, whether DUSP3 affects these processes remains unknown...
April 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383660/chd1-loss-sensitizes-prostate-cancer-to-dna-damaging-therapy-by-promoting-error-prone-double-strand-break-repair
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T R Shenoy, G Boysen, M Y Wang, Q Z Xu, W Guo, F M Koh, C Wang, L Z Zhang, Y Wang, V Gil, S Aziz, R Christova, D N Rodrigues, M Crespo, P Rescigno, N Tunariu, R Riisnaes, Z Zafeiriou, P Flohr, W Yuan, E Knight, A Swain, M Ramalho-Santos, D Y Xu, J de Bono, H Wu
BACKGROUND: Deletion of the chromatin remodeler CHD1 is a common genomic alteration found in human prostate cancers (PCas). CHD1 loss represents a distinct PCa subtype characterized by SPOP mutation and higher genomic instability [1-3]. However, the role of CHD1 in PCa development in vivo and its clinical utility remain unclear. DESIGN: To study the role of CHD1 in PCa development and its loss in clinical management, we generated a genetically engineered mouse model with prostate-specific deletion of murine Chd1 as well as isogenic CHD1 WT and homozygous deleted human benign and PCa lines...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382286/non-homologous-end-joining-inhibitor-scr-7-to-exacerbate-low-dose-doxorubicin-cytotoxicity-in-hela-cells
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Ajay Kumar, Devyani Bhatkar, Devashree Jahagirdar, Nilesh Kumar Sharma
Among the genotoxic drug regimens, doxorubicin (DOX) is known for its high-dose side effects in several carcinomas, including cervical cancer. This study reports on testing the combined use of a DOX genotoxic drug and SCR-7 non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) inhibitor for HeLa cells. An in vitro DNA damaging assay of DOX was performed on plasmid and genomic DNA substrate. In vitro cytotoxicity was investigated using trypan blue dye exclusion, DNA metabolizing, and propidium iodide-based flow cytometric assays...
March 2017: Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374058/control-of-gene-editing-by-manipulation-of-dna-repair-mechanisms
#18
Eric Danner, Sanum Bashir, Saniye Yumlu, Wolfgang Wurst, Benedikt Wefers, Ralf Kühn
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are produced intentionally by RNA-guided nucleases to achieve genome editing through DSB repair. These breaks are repaired by one of two main repair pathways, classic non-homologous end joining (c-NHEJ) and homology-directed repair (HDR), the latter being restricted to the S/G2 phases of the cell cycle and notably less frequent. Precise genome editing applications rely on HDR, with the abundant c-NHEJ formed mutations presenting a barrier to achieving high rates of precise sequence modifications...
April 3, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369484/nbs1-is-regulated-by-two-kind-of-mechanisms-atm-dependent-complex-formation-with-mre11-and-rad50-and-cell-cycle-dependent-degradation-of-protein
#19
Hui Zhou, Kasumi Kawamura, Hiromi Yanagihara, Junya Kobayashi, Qiu-Mei Zhang-Akiyama
Nijmegen breakage syndrome (NBS), a condition similar to Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), is a radiation-hypersensitive genetic disorder showing chromosomal instability, radio-resistant DNA synthesis, immunodeficiency, and predisposition to malignances. The product of the responsible gene, NBS1, forms a complex with MRE11 and RAD50 (MRN complex). The MRN complex is necessary for the DNA damage-induced activation of ATM. However, the regulation of MRN complex formation is still unclear. Here, we investigated the regulatory mechanisms of MRN complex formation...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361061/non-homologous-end-joining-protein-expression-screen-from-radiosensitive-cancer-patients-yields-a-novel-dna-double-strand-break-repair-phenotype
#20
Michael J McKay, Su Kak Goh, Jeremy N McKay, Michael Chao, Timothy M McKay
BACKGROUND: Clinical radiosensitivity is a significant impediment to tumour control and cure, in that it restricts the total doses which can safely be delivered to the whole radiotherapy population, within the tissue tolerance of potentially radiosensitive (RS) individuals. Understanding its causes could lead to personalization of radiotherapy. METHODS: We screened tissues from a unique bank of RS cancer patients for expression defects in major DNA double-strand break repair proteins, using Western blot analysis and subsequently reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
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