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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811338/emerging-functions-of-the-fanconi-anemia-pathway-at-a-glance
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REVIEW
Rhea Sumpter, Beth Levine
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare disease, in which homozygous or compound heterozygous inactivating mutations in any of 21 genes lead to genomic instability, early-onset bone marrow failure and increased cancer risk. The FA pathway is essential for DNA damage response (DDR) to DNA interstrand crosslinks. However, proteins of the FA pathway have additional cytoprotective functions that may be independent of DDR. We have shown that many FA proteins participate in the selective autophagy pathway that is required for the destruction of unwanted intracellular constituents...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792090/distinct-activation-mechanisms-trigger-the-trypanocidal-activity-of-dna-damaging-prodrugs
#2
Emma Louise Meredith, Ambika Kumar, Aya Konno, Joanna Szular, Sam Alsford, Karin Seifert, David Horn, Shane R Wilkinson
Quinone-based compounds have been exploited to treat infectious diseases and cancer, with such chemicals often functioning as inhibitors of key metabolic pathways or as prodrugs. Here, we screened an aziridinyl-1,4-benzoquinone (ABQ) library against the causative agents of trypanosomiasis, and cutaneous leishmaniasis, identifying several potent structures that exhibited EC50 values of <100 nM. However, these compounds also displayed significant toxicity towards mammalian cells indicating that they are not suitable therapies for systemic infections...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778076/modulation-of-the-fanconi-anemia-pathway-via-chemically-induced-changes-in-chromatin-structure
#3
David A Vierra, Jada L Garzon, Meghan A Rego, Morganne M Adroved, Maurizio Mauro, Niall G Howlett
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a rare disease characterized by congenital defects, bone marrow failure, and atypically early-onset cancers. The FA proteins function cooperatively to repair DNA interstrand crosslinks. A major step in the activation of the pathway is the monoubiquitination of the FANCD2 and FANCI proteins, and their recruitment to chromatin-associated nuclear foci. The regulation and function of FANCD2 and FANCI, however, is poorly understood. In addition, how chromatin state impacts pathway activation is also unknown...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693746/so-similar-yet-so-different-the-two-ends-of-a-double-strand-break
#4
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/28687272/interstrand-crosslink-repair-as-a-target-for-hdac-inhibition
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Teodora Nikolova, Nicole Kiweler, Oliver H Krämer
DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) covalently connect complementary DNA strands. Consequently, DNA replication and transcription are hampered, DNA damage responses (DDR) are initiated, and cell death is triggered. Therefore, drugs inducing ICLs are effective against rapidly growing cancer cells. However, tumors engage a complicated enzymatic machinery to repair and survive ICLs. Several factors, including the post-translational acetylation/deacetylation of lysine residues within proteins, control this network...
July 4, 2017: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684355/studies-of-protein-protein-interactions-in-fanconi-anemia-pathway-to-unravel-the-dna-interstrand-crosslink-repair-mechanism
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Mohd Quadir Siddiqui, Yogendra S Rajpurohit, Pankaj S Thapa, Ganesh Kumar Maurya, Kuheli Banerjee, Mudassar Ali Khan, Pragnya Panda, Syed K Hasan, Nikhil Gadewal, Hari S Misra, Ashok K Varma
Fanconi anemia (FA), a cancer predisposition syndrome exhibits hallmark feature of radial chromosome formation, and hypersensitivity to DNA crosslinking agents. A set of FA pathway proteins mainly FANCI, FANCD2 and BRCA2 are expressed to repair the covalent crosslink between the dsDNA. However, FA, BRCA pathways play an important role in DNA ICL repair as well as in homologous recombination repair, but the presumptive role of FA-BRCA proteins has not clearly explored particularly in context to function associated protein-protein interactions (PPIs)...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666371/the-identification-of-fancd2-dna-binding-domains-reveals-nuclear-localization-sequences
#7
Joshi Niraj, Marie-Christine Caron, Karine Drapeau, Stéphanie Bérubé, Laure Guitton-Sert, Yan Coulombe, Anthony M Couturier, Jean-Yves Masson
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a recessive genetic disorder characterized by congenital abnormalities, progressive bone-marrow failure, and cancer susceptibility. The FA pathway consists of at least 21 FANC genes (FANCA-FANCV), and the encoded protein products interact in a common cellular pathway to gain resistance against DNA interstrand crosslinks. After DNA damage, FANCD2 is monoubiquitinated and accumulates on chromatin. FANCD2 plays a central role in the FA pathway, using yet unidentified DNA binding regions...
June 28, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636932/ubiquitination-linked-phosphorylation-of-the-fanci-s-tq-cluster-contributes-to-activation-of-the-fanconi-anemia-i-d2-complex
#8
Ronald S Cheung, Maria Castella, Antonio Abeyta, Philip R Gafken, Nyka Tucker, Toshiyasu Taniguchi
Repair of interstrand crosslinks by the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway requires both monoubiquitination and de-ubiquitination of the FANCI/FANCD2 (FANCI/D2) complex. In the standing model, the phosphorylation of six sites in the FANCI S/TQ cluster domain occurs upstream of, and promotes, FANCI/D2 monoubiquitination. We generated phospho-specific antibodies against three different S/TQ cluster sites (serines 556, 559, and 565) on human FANCI and found that, in contrast to the standing model, distinct FANCI sites were phosphorylated either predominantly upstream (ubiquitination independent; serine 556) or downstream (ubiquitination-linked; serines 559 and 565) of FANCI/D2 monoubiquitination...
June 20, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634400/chronic-treatment-with-cisplatin-induces-chemoresistance-through-the-tip60-mediated-fanconi-anemia-and-homologous-recombination-repair-pathways
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Wen-Pin Su, Yen-Chih Ho, Cheng-Kuei Wu, Sen-Huei Hsu, Jia-Lin Shiu, Jheng-Cheng Huang, Song-Bin Chang, Wen-Tai Chiu, Jan-Jong Hung, Tsung-Lin Liu, Wei-Sheng Wu, Pei-Yu Wu, Wu-Chou Su, Jang-Yang Chang, Hungjiun Liaw
The Fanconi anemia pathway in coordination with homologous recombination is essential to repair interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) caused by cisplatin. TIP60 belongs to the MYST family of acetyltransferases and is involved in DNA repair and regulation of gene transcription. Although the physical interaction between the TIP60 and FANCD2 proteins has been identified that is critical for ICL repair, it is still elusive whether TIP60 regulates the expression of FA and HR genes. In this study, we found that the chemoresistant nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells, derived from chronic treatment of cisplatin, show elevated expression of TIP60...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631178/recent-insights-into-the-molecular-basis-of-fanconi-anemia-genes-modifiers-and-drivers
#10
REVIEW
Ronald S Cheung, Toshiyasu Taniguchi
Fanconi anemia (FA), the most common form of inherited bone marrow failure, predisposes to leukemia and solid tumors. FA is caused by the genetic disruption of a cellular pathway that repairs DNA interstrand crosslinks. The impaired function of this pathway, and the genetic instability that results, is considered the main pathogenic mechanism behind this disease. The identification of breast cancer susceptibility genes (for example, BRCA1/FANCS and BRCA2/FANCD1) as being major players in the FA pathway has led to a surge in molecular studies, resulting in the concept of the FA-BRCA pathway...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627616/distinct-cellular-phenotype-linked-to-defective-dna-interstrand-crosslink-repair-and-homologous-recombination
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Aleksandra M Gorniewska, Katarzyna Kluzek, Lidia Gackowska, Izabela Kubiszewska, Malgorzata Z Zdzienicka, Aneta Bialkowska
Repair of DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) predominantly involves the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway and homologous recombination (HR). The HR repair system eliminates DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) that emerge during ICLs removal. The current study presents a novel cell line, CL‑V8B, representing a new complementation group of Chinese hamster cell mutants hypersensitive to DNA crosslinking factors. CL‑V8B exhibits increased sensitivity to various DNA‑damaging agents, including compounds leading to DSBs formation (bleomycin and 6‑thioguanine), and is extremely sensitive to poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor (>400‑fold), which is typical for HR‑defective cells...
August 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627569/porphyrin-based-photosensitizers-and-their-dna-conjugates-for-singlet-oxygen-induced-nucleic-acid-interstrand-crosslinking
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Eva M Llamas, João P C Tome, João M M Rodrigues, Tomás Torres, Annemieke Madder
The development of methods for the generation of site-selective interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) in synthetic oligonucleotides provides a platform for the study of ICL repair mechanisms and the stabilisation of DNA-based materials. Our group has previously reported on the use of a furan moiety as a masked reactive functionality for ICL generation and recently introduced the use of (1)O2 as an efficient light-induced oxidant. Here, the use of porphyrin-based photosensitizers (PSs) has been explored for ICL generation...
June 27, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607004/rpa-activates-the-xpf-ercc1-endonuclease-to-initiate-processing-of-dna-interstrand-crosslinks
#13
Ummi B Abdullah, Joanna F McGouran, Sanja Brolih, Denis Ptchelkine, Afaf H El-Sagheer, Tom Brown, Peter J McHugh
During replication-coupled DNA interstrand crosslink (ICL) repair, the XPF-ERCC1 endonuclease is required for the incisions that release, or "unhook", ICLs, but the mechanism of ICL unhooking remains largely unknown. Incisions are triggered when the nascent leading strand of a replication fork strikes the ICL Here, we report that while purified XPF-ERCC1 incises simple ICL-containing model replication fork structures, the presence of a nascent leading strand, modelling the effects of replication arrest, inhibits this activity...
July 14, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575657/rpa-mediated-recruitment-of-the-e3-ligase-rfwd3-is-vital-for-interstrand-crosslink-repair-and-human-health
#14
Laura Feeney, Ivan M Muñoz, Christophe Lachaud, Rachel Toth, Paul L Appleton, Detlev Schindler, John Rouse
Defects in the repair of DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) are associated with the genome instability syndrome Fanconi anemia (FA). Here we report that cells with mutations in RFWD3, an E3 ubiquitin ligase that interacts with and ubiquitylates replication protein A (RPA), show profound defects in ICL repair. An amino acid substitution in the WD40 repeats of RFWD3 (I639K) found in a new FA subtype abolishes interaction of RFWD3 with RPA, thereby preventing RFWD3 recruitment to sites of ICL-induced replication fork stalling...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574710/5-selenocyanatouracil-a-potential-hypoxic-radiosensitizer-electron-attachment-induced-formation-of-selenium-centered-radical
#15
Marta Sosnowska, Samanta Makurat, Magdalena Zdrowowicz, Janusz Rak
The propensity of 5-selenocyanatouracil (SeCNU) to decomposition induced by attachment of electron was scrutinized with the G3B3 composite quantum-chemical method and radiolytic studies. Favorable thermodynamic (Gibbs free reaction energy of -13.65 kcal/mol) and kinetic (Gibbs free activation energy of 1.22 kcal/mol) characteristics revealed by the G3B3 free energy profile suggest SeCNU to be sensitive to electron attachment. The title compound was synthesized in the reaction between uracil and selenocyanogen chloride in acetic acid...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552166/activation-of-the-fa-pathway-mediated-by-phosphorylation-and-ubiquitination
#16
REVIEW
Masamichi Ishiai, Koichi Sato, Junya Tomida, Hiroyuki Kitao, Hitoshi Kurumizaka, Minoru Takata
Fanconi anemia (FA) is a devastating hereditary condition that impacts genome integrity, leading to clinical features such as skeletal and visceral organ malformations, attrition of bone marrow stem cells, and carcinogenesis. At least 21 proteins, when absent or defective, have been implicated in this disorder, and they together constitute the FA pathway, which functions in detection and repair of, and tolerance to, endogenous DNA damage. The damage primarily handled by the FA pathway has been assumed to be related to DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICLs)...
May 5, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549257/human-somatic-cells-deficient-for-rad52-are-impaired-for-viral-integration-and-compromised-for-most-aspects-of-homology-directed-repair
#17
Yinan Kan, Nizar N Batada, Eric A Hendrickson
Homology-directed repair (HDR) maintains genomic integrity by eliminating lesions such as DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) and stalled replication forks and thus a deficiency in HDR is associated with genomic instability and cancer predisposition. The mechanism of HDR is best understood and most rigorously characterized in yeast. The inactivation of the fungal radiation sensitive 52 (RAD52) gene, which has both recombination mediator and single-strand annealing (SSA) activities in vitro, leads to severe HDR defects in vivo...
July 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542210/drosophila-dna-polymerase-theta-utilizes-both-helicase-like-and-polymerase-domains-during-microhomology-mediated-end-joining-and-interstrand-crosslink-repair
#18
Kelly Beagan, Robin L Armstrong, Alice Witsell, Upasana Roy, Nikolai Renedo, Amy E Baker, Orlando D Schärer, Mitch McVey
Double strand breaks (DSBs) and interstrand crosslinks (ICLs) are toxic DNA lesions that can be repaired through multiple pathways, some of which involve shared proteins. One of these proteins, DNA Polymerase θ (Pol θ), coordinates a mutagenic DSB repair pathway named microhomology-mediated end joining (MMEJ) and is also a critical component for bypass or repair of ICLs in several organisms. Pol θ contains both polymerase and helicase-like domains that are tethered by an unstructured central region. While the role of the polymerase domain in promoting MMEJ has been studied extensively both in vitro and in vivo, a function for the helicase-like domain, which possesses DNA-dependent ATPase activity, remains unclear...
May 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448050/single-molecule-analysis-of-laser-localized-psoralen-adducts
#19
Jing Huang, Himabindu Gali, Julia Gichimu, Marina A Bellani, Durga Pokharel, Manikandan Paramasivam, Michael M Seidman
The DNA Damage Response (DDR) has been extensively characterized in studies of double strand breaks (DSBs) induced by laser micro beam irradiation in live cells. The DDR to helix distorting covalent DNA modifications, including interstrand DNA crosslinks (ICLs), is not as well defined. We have studied the DDR stimulated by ICLs, localized by laser photoactivation of immunotagged psoralens, in the nuclei of live cells. In order to address fundamental questions about adduct distribution and replication fork encounters, we combined laser localization with two other technologies...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430596/snm1b-apollo-in-the-dna-damage-response-and-telomere-maintenance
#20
REVIEW
Maren Schmiester, Ilja Demuth
hSNM1B/Apollo is a member of the highly conserved β-CASP subgroup within the MBL superfamily of proteins. It interacts with several DNA repair proteins and functions within the Fanconi anemia pathway in response to DNA interstrand crosslinks. As a shelterin accessory protein, hSNM1B/Apollo is also vital for the generation and maintenance of telomeric overhangs. In this review, we will summarize studies on hSNM1B/Apollo's function, including its contribution to DNA damage signaling, replication fork maintenance, control of topological stress and telomere protection...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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