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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723239/disruption-of-cdk-resistant-chromatin-association-by-prb-causes-dna-damage-mitotic-errors-and-reduces-condensin-ii-recruitment
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Charles A Ishak, Courtney H Coschi, Michael V Roes, Frederick A Dick
Organization of chromatin structure is indispensible to the maintenance of genome integrity. The retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein (pRB) mediates both transcriptional repression and chromatin organization, but the independent contributions of these functions have been difficult to study. Here, we utilize a synthetic Rb1 mutant allele (F832A) that maintains pRB association at cell cycle gene promoters, but disrupts a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)-resistant interaction with E2F1 to reduce occupancy of pRB on intergenic chromatin...
July 19, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722656/corrupting-the-dna-damage-response-a-critical-role-for-rad52-in-tumor-cell-survival
#2
Rachel Lieberman, Ming You
The DNA damage response enables cells to survive, maintain genome integrity, and to safeguard the transmission of high-fidelity genetic information. Upon sensing DNA damage, cells respond by activating this multi-faceted DNA damage response leading to restoration of the cell, senescence, programmed cell death, or genomic instability if the cell survives without proper repair. However, unlike normal cells, cancer cells maintain a marked level of genomic instability. Because of this enhanced propensity to accumulate DNA damage, tumor cells rely on homologous recombination repair as a means of protection from the lethal effect of both spontaneous and therapy-induced double-strand breaks (DSBs) in DNA...
July 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720323/rapid-divergence-of-histones-in-hydrozoa-cnidaria-and-evolution-of-a-novel-histone-involved-in-dna-damage-response-in-hydra
#3
Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Suyog Ubhe, Neha Sirwani, Rasika Lohokare, Sanjeev Galande
Histones are fundamental components of chromatin in all eukaryotes. Hydra, an emerging model system belonging to the basal metazoan phylum Cnidaria, provides an ideal platform to understand the evolution of core histone components at the base of eumetazoan phyla. Hydra exhibits peculiar properties such as tremendous regenerative capacity, lack of organismal senescence and rarity of malignancy. In light of the role of histone modifications and histone variants in these processes it is important to understand the nature of histones themselves and their variants in hydra...
June 15, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718433/mitotic-dna-damage-response-at-the-crossroads-of-structural-and-numerical-cancer-chromosome-instabilities
#4
REVIEW
Samuel F Bakhoum, Lilian Kabeche, Duane A Compton, Simon N Powell, Holger Bastians
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) prevent cells from entering mitosis allowing cells to repair their genomic damage. Little is known about the response to DSBs once cells have already committed to mitosis. Here, we review the genome-protective role of the mitotic DNA damage response (DDR) and evidence suggesting that its untimely activation induces chromosome segregation errors and paradoxically undermines genomic integrity. In contrast to normal cells, cancer cells coopt this pathway to propagate structural and numerical chromosomal instabilities...
March 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715399/integration-free-derivation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-using-laminin-521-matrix
#5
Elias Uhlin, Ana Marin Navarro, Harriet Rönnholm, Kelly Day, Malin Kele, Anna Falk
Xeno-free and fully defined conditions are key parameters for robust and reproducible generation of homogenous human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cells. Maintenance of hiPS cells on feeder cells or undefined matrices are susceptible to batch variances, pathogenic contamination and risk of immunogenicity. Utilizing the defined recombinant human laminin 521 (LN-521) matrix in combination with xeno-free and defined media formulations reduces variability and allows for the consistent generation of hiPS cells...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710758/express-%C3%AE-h2ax-immunocytochemical-detection-of-dna-damage
#6
Nate Hopp, Jodi Hagen, Birte Aggeler, Alexander E Kalyuzhny
DNA can be damaged by many environmental factors including chemical agents and ionizing radiation which induce the formation of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs). If DSBs are not repaired in a timely fashion this may cause the disruption of genome integrity, which can result in cancer development. Typically, DSBs are followed by phosphorylation of histone protein H2AX, a member of the H2A family. Immunocytochemical detection of phosphorylated H2AX (e.g., γ-H2AX) appears to be a useful technique for assessing DNA damage...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704715/differential-effect-of-the-overexpression-of-rad2-xpg-family-endonucleases-on-genome-integrity-in-yeast-and-human-cells
#7
Sonia Jimeno, Emilia Herrera-Moyano, Pedro Ortega, Andrés Aguilera
Eukaryotic cells possess several DNA endonucleases that are necessary to complete different steps in DNA metabolism. Rad2/XPG and Rad27/FEN1 belong to a group of evolutionary conserved proteins that constitute the Rad2 family. Given the important roles carried out by these nucleases in DNA repair and their capacity to create DNA breaks, we have investigated the effect that in vivo imbalance of these nucleases and others of the family have on genome integrity and cell proliferation. We show that overexpression of these nucleases causes genetic instability in both yeast and human cells...
July 3, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699540/dna-base-excision-repair-the-achilles-heel-of-tumour-cells-and-their-microenvironment
#8
M Poletto, A J Legrand, G L Dianov
Our current understanding of cancer suggests that every tumour has individual features. Approaches to cancer treatment require thorough comprehension of the mechanisms triggering genomic instability and protecting cancer cells from therapeutic treatments. Base excision repair (BER) is a frontline DNA repair system that is responsible for maintaining genome integrity. The BER pathway prevents the occurrence of disease, including cancer, by constantly repairing DNA base lesions and DNA single strand breaks caused by endogenous and exogenous mutagens...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698766/apple-flavonoids-suppress-carcinogen-induced-dna-damage-in-normal-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#9
Vazhappilly Cijo George, H P Vasantha Rupasinghe
SCOPE: Human neoplastic transformation due to DNA damage poses an increasing global healthcare concern. Maintaining genomic integrity is crucial for avoiding tumor initiation and progression. The present study aimed to investigate the efficacy of an apple flavonoid fraction (AF4) against various carcinogen-induced toxicity in normal human bronchial epithelial cells and its mechanism of DNA damage response and repair processes. METHODS AND RESULTS: AF4-pretreated cells were exposed to nicotine-derived nitrosamine ketones (NNK), NNK acetate (NNK-Ae), methotrexate (MTX), and cisplatin to validate cytotoxicity, total reactive oxygen species, intracellular antioxidants, DNA fragmentation, and DNA tail damage...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698521/chromatin-dynamics-in-genome-stability-roles-in-suppressing-endogenous-dna-damage-and-facilitating-dna-repair
#10
REVIEW
Nidhi Nair, Muhammad Shoaib, Claus Storgaard Sørensen
Genomic DNA is compacted into chromatin through packaging with histone and non-histone proteins. Importantly, DNA accessibility is dynamically regulated to ensure genome stability. This is exemplified in the response to DNA damage where chromatin relaxation near genomic lesions serves to promote access of relevant enzymes to specific DNA regions for signaling and repair. Furthermore, recent data highlight genome maintenance roles of chromatin through the regulation of endogenous DNA-templated processes including transcription and replication...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695503/cell-cycle-resolved-measurements-of-poly-adp-ribose-formation-and-dna-damage-signaling-by-quantitative-image-based-cytometry
#11
Jone Michelena, Matthias Altmeyer
Formation of poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR) marks intracellular stress signaling and is notably induced upon DNA damage. PAR polymerases (PARPs) catalyze PAR synthesis upon genotoxic stress and thereby recruit multiple proteins to damaged chromatin. PAR induction is transient and antagonized by the action of PAR glycohydrolase (PARG). Given that poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation (PARylation) is involved in genome integrity maintenance and other vital cellular functions, but also in light of the recent approval of PARP inhibitors for cancer treatments, reliable measurements of intracellular PAR formation have gained importance...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693746/so-similar-yet-so-different-the-two-ends-of-a-double-strand-break
#12
REVIEW
Keun P Kim, Ekaterina V Mirkin
Homologous recombination (HR) is essential for ensuring proper segregation of chromosomes in the first round of meiotic division. HR is also crucial for preserving genomic integrity of somatic cells due to its ability to rescue collapsed replication forks and eliminate deleterious DNA lesions, such as double-strand breaks (DSBs), interstrand crosslinks, and single-strand DNA gaps. Here, we review the early steps of HR (homology search and strand exchange), focusing on the roles of the two ends of a DSB. A detailed overview of the basic HR machinery and its mechanism for template selection and capture of duplex DNA via strand exchange is provided...
June 27, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687080/inhibition-of-rna-polymerase-ii-allows-controlled-mobilisation-of-retrotransposons-for-plant-breeding
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Michael Thieme, Sophie Lanciano, Sandrine Balzergue, Nicolas Daccord, Marie Mirouze, Etienne Bucher
BACKGROUND: Retrotransposons play a central role in plant evolution and could be a powerful endogenous source of genetic and epigenetic variability for crop breeding. To ensure genome integrity several silencing mechanisms have evolved to repress retrotransposon mobility. Even though retrotransposons fully depend on transcriptional activity of the host RNA polymerase II (Pol II) for their mobility, it was so far unclear whether Pol II is directly involved in repressing their activity...
July 7, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686707/molecular-characterization-of-occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-patients-with-end-stage-liver-disease-in-colombia
#14
Julio Cesar Rendon, Fabian Cortes-Mancera, Juan Carlos Restrepo-Gutierrez, Sergio Hoyos, Maria-Cristina Navas
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) occult infection (OBI) is a risk factor to be taken into account in transfusion, hemodialysis and organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to identify and characterize at the molecular level OBI cases in patients with end-stage liver disease. METHODS: Sixty-six liver samples were obtained from patients with diagnosis of end-stage liver disease submitted to liver transplantation in Medellin (North West, Colombia). Samples obtained from patients who were negative for the surface antigen of HBV (n = 50) were tested for viral DNA detection by nested PCR for ORFs S, C, and X and confirmed by Southern-Blot...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682600/time-dependent-extension-from-an-8-oxoguanine-lesion-by-human-dna-polymerase-beta
#15
Andrew J Reed, Zucai Suo
The oxidative DNA lesion 7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanine (8-oxoG) often occurs in double-stranded DNA and poses a threat to genomic integrity due to the ability of 8-oxoG to form stable Watson-Crick base pairs with deoxycytidine (8-oxoG:dC) and Hoogsteen base pairs with deoxyadenosine (8-oxoG:dA). In humans, short-patch base excision repair of 8-oxoG:dA base pairs requires human DNA polymerase β (hPolβ) to bypass 8-oxoG. Previously, we have shown hPolβ-catalyzed 8-oxoG bypass to exhibit low fidelity and identified a unique stacking interaction between the newly incorporated nucleotide (dCMP or dAMP) and the templating 8-oxoG...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679166/a-convenient-method-to-pre-screen-candidate-guide-rnas-for-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-by-nhej-mediated-integration-of-a-self-cleaving-gfp-expression-plasmid
#16
András Tálas, Péter István Kulcsár, Nóra Weinhardt, Adrienn Borsy, Eszter Tóth, Kornélia Szebényi, Sarah Laura Krausz, Krisztina Huszár, István Vida, Ádám Sturm, Bianka Gordos, Orsolya Ivett Hoffmann, Petra Bencsura, Antal Nyeste, Zoltán Ligeti, Elfrieda Fodor, Ervin Welker
The efficacies of guide RNAs (gRNAs), the short RNA molecules that bind to and determine the sequence specificity of the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 nuclease, to mediate DNA cleavage vary dramatically. Thus, the selection of appropriate target sites, and hence spacer sequence, is critical for most applications. Here, we describe a simple, unparalleled method for experimentally pre-testing the efficiencies of various gRNAs targeting a gene. The method explores NHEJ-cloning, genomic integration of a GFP-expressing plasmid without homologous arms and linearized in-cell...
June 30, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678890/platinum-sensitive-2-like-impacts-growth-root-morphology-seed-set-and-stress-responses
#17
Amr R A Kataya, Maria T Creighton, Toga P Napitupulu, Christine Sætre, Behzad Heidari, Peter Ruoff, Cathrine Lillo
Eukaryotic protein phosphatase 4 (PP4) is a PP2A-type protein phosphatase that is part of a conserved complex with regulatory factors PSY2 and PP4R2. Various lines of Arabidopsis thaliana with mutated PP4 subunit genes were constructed to study the so far completely unknown functions of PP4 in plants. Mutants with knocked out putative functional homolog of the PSY2 LIKE (PSY2L) gene were dwarf and bushy, while plants with knocked out PP4R2 LIKE (PP4R2L) looked very similar to WT. The psy2l seedlings had short roots with disorganized morphology and impaired meristem...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677529/generation-and-characterization-of-a-human-ipsc-cell-line-expressing-inducible-cas9-in-the-safe-harbor-aavs1-locus
#18
Julio Castaño, Clara Bueno, Senda Jiménez-Delgado, Heleia Roca-Ho, Mario F Fraga, Agustín F Fernandez, Mahito Nakanishi, Raúl Torres-Ruiz, Sandra Rodríguez-Perales, Pablo Menéndez
We report the generation-characterization of a fetal liver (FL) B-cell progenitor (BCP)-derived human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) line CRISPR/Cas9-edited to carry/express a single copy of doxycycline-inducible Cas9 gene in the "safe locus" AAVS1 (iCas9-FL-BCP-hiPSC). Gene-edited iPSCs remained pluripotent after CRISPR/Cas9 genome-edition. Correct genomic integration of a unique copy of Cas9 was confirmed by PCR and Southern blot. Cas9 was robustly and specifically expressed on doxycycline exposure...
May 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676700/the-multifaceted-roles-of-parp1-in-dna-repair-and-chromatin-remodelling
#19
REVIEW
Arnab Ray Chaudhuri, André Nussenzweig
Cells are exposed to various endogenous and exogenous insults that induce DNA damage, which, if unrepaired, impairs genome integrity and leads to the development of various diseases, including cancer. Recent evidence has implicated poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) in various DNA repair pathways and in the maintenance of genomic stability. The inhibition of PARP1 is therefore being exploited clinically for the treatment of various cancers, which include DNA repair-deficient ovarian, breast and prostate cancers...
July 5, 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676261/an-assay-to-detect-dna-damaging-agents-that-induce-nucleotide-excision-repairable-dna-lesions-in-living-human-cells
#20
Reine Takatsuka, Shunsuke Ito, Shigenori Iwai, Isao Kuraoka
Biochemical risk assessment studies of chemicals that induce DNA lesions are important, because lesions in genomic DNA frequently result in cancer, neurodegeneration, and aging in humans. Many classes of DNA lesions induced by chemical agents are eliminated via DNA repair mechanisms, such as nucleotide excision repair (NER) and base excision repair (BER), for the maintenance of genomic integrity. Individuals with NER-defective xeroderma pigmentosum (XP), in which bulky DNA lesions are not efficiently removed, are cancer-prone and suffer neurodegeneration...
August 2017: Mutation Research
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