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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714477/mus81-nuclease-activity-is-essential-for-replication-stress-tolerance-and-chromosome-segregation-in-brca2-deficient-cells
#1
Xianning Lai, Ronan Broderick, Valérie Bergoglio, Jutta Zimmer, Sophie Badie, Wojciech Niedzwiedz, Jean-Sébastien Hoffmann, Madalena Tarsounas
Failure to restart replication forks stalled at genomic regions that are difficult to replicate or contain endogenous DNA lesions is a hallmark of BRCA2 deficiency. The nucleolytic activity of MUS81 endonuclease is required for replication fork restart under replication stress elicited by exogenous treatments. Here we investigate whether MUS81 could similarly facilitate DNA replication in the context of BRCA2 abrogation. Our results demonstrate that replication fork progression in BRCA2-deficient cells requires MUS81...
July 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645372/analysis-of-structure-selective-endonuclease-activities-from-yeast-and-human-extracts
#2
Joao Matos, Stephen C West
The efficient separation of two equal DNA masses to the daughter cells is an essential step in mitosis. This process is dependent upon the removal of any remaining recombination or replication intermediates that link sister chromatids, and a failure to resolve these intermediates leads to genome instability. Similarly, a failure to resolve meiotic recombination intermediates that link homologous chromosomes can cause chromosome nondisjunction and aneuploidy. Cleavage of these potentially toxic replication/recombination intermediates requires the Mus81 endonuclease, which is active upon flaps, forks, and more complex secondary structures in DNA such as Holliday junctions...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640495/control-of-mus81-nuclease-during-the-cell-cycle
#3
REVIEW
Boris Pfander, Joao Matos
DNA replication and homologous recombination rely on the formation of branched DNA structures that physically link chromosomes. Such DNA-based connections, which arise during S phase, are typically disengaged prior to entry into mitosis, in order to ensure proper chromosome segregation. Exceptions can, however, occur: replication stress, or elevated levels of DNA damage, may cause cells to enter mitosis with unfinished replication as well as carrying recombination intermediates, such as Holliday junctions. Hence, cells are equipped with pathways that recognize and process branched DNA structures, and evolved mechanisms to enhance their function when on the verge of undergoing cell division...
June 22, 2017: FEBS Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586299/inter-fork-strand-annealing-causes-genomic-deletions-during-the-termination-of-dna-replication
#4
Carl A Morrow, Michael O Nguyen, Andrew Fower, Io Nam Wong, Fekret Osman, Claire Bryer, Matthew C Whitby
Problems that arise during DNA replication can drive genomic alterations that are instrumental in the development of cancers and many human genetic disorders. Replication fork barriers are a commonly encountered problem, which can cause fork collapse and act as hotspots for replication termination. Collapsed forks can be rescued by homologous recombination, which restarts replication. However, replication restart is relatively slow and, therefore, replication termination may frequently occur by an active fork converging on a collapsed fork...
June 6, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575661/recq5-helicase-cooperates-with-mus81-endonuclease-in-processing-stalled-replication-forks-at-common-fragile-sites-during-mitosis
#5
Stefano Di Marco, Zdenka Hasanova, Radhakrishnan Kanagaraj, Nagaraja Chappidi, Veronika Altmannova, Shruti Menon, Hana Sedlackova, Jana Langhoff, Kalpana Surendranath, Daniela Hühn, Rahul Bhowmick, Victoria Marini, Stefano Ferrari, Ian D Hickson, Lumir Krejci, Pavel Janscak
The MUS81-EME1 endonuclease cleaves late replication intermediates at common fragile sites (CFSs) during early mitosis to trigger DNA-repair synthesis that ensures faithful chromosome segregation. Here, we show that these DNA transactions are promoted by RECQ5 DNA helicase in a manner dependent on its Ser727 phosphorylation by CDK1. Upon replication stress, RECQ5 associates with CFSs in early mitosis through its physical interaction with MUS81 and promotes MUS81-dependent mitotic DNA synthesis. RECQ5 depletion or mutational inactivation of its ATP-binding site, RAD51-interacting domain, or phosphorylation site causes excessive binding of RAD51 to CFS loci and impairs CFS expression...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512214/correction-for-mu%C3%A3-oz-galv%C3%A3-n-et-al-distinct-roles-of-mus81-yen1-slx1-slx4-and-rad1-nucleases-in-the-repair-of-replication-born-double-strand-breaks-by-sister-chromatid-exchange
#6
Sandra Muñoz-Galván, Cristina Tous, Miguel G Blanco, Erin K Schwartz, Kirk T Ehmsen, Stephen C West, Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, Andrés Aguilera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510302/association-study-of-genetic-variation-in-dna-repair-pathway-genes-and-risk-of-basal-cell-carcinoma
#7
Yuan Lin, Harvind S Chahal, Wenting Wu, Hyunje G Cho, Katherine J Ransohoff, Fengju Song, Jean Y Tang, Kavita Y Sarin, Jiali Han
DNA repair plays a critical role in protecting the genome from ultraviolet radiation and maintaining the genomic integrity of cells. Genetic variants in DNA repair-related genes can influence an individual's DNA repair capacity, which may be related to the risk of developing basal cell carcinoma (BCC). We comprehensively assessed the associations of 2,965 independent single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) across 165 DNA repair pathway genes with BCC risk in a genome-wide association meta-analysis totaling 17,187 BCC cases and 287,054 controls from two data sets...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509359/the-dna-translocase-rad5a-acts-independently-of-the-other-main-dna-repair-pathways-and-requires-both-its-atpase-and-ring-domain-for-activity-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#8
Tobias Klemm, Anja Mannuß, Daniela Kobbe, Alexander Knoll, Oliver Trapp, Annika Dorn, Holger Puchta
Multiple pathways exist to repair DNA damage induced by methylating and cross-linking agents in Arabidopsis thaliana. The SWI2/SNF2 translocase RAD5A, the functional homolog of budding yeast Rad5 that is required for the error-free branch of post replicative repair, plays a surprisingly prominent role in the repair of both kinds of lesions in Arabidopsis. Here we show that both the ATPase domain and the ubiquitination function of the RING domain of the Arabidopsis protein are essential for the cellular response to different forms of DNA damage...
May 16, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369583/substrate-preference-of-gen-endonucleases-highlights-the-importance-of-branched-structures-as-dna-damage-repair-intermediates
#9
Stephanie P Bellendir, Danielle J Rognstad, Lydia P Morris, Grzegorz Zapotoczny, William G Walton, Matthew R Redinbo, Dale A Ramsden, Jeff Sekelsky, Dorothy A Erie
Human GEN1 and yeast Yen1 are endonucleases with the ability to cleave Holliday junctions (HJs), which are proposed intermediates in recombination. In vivo, GEN1 and Yen1 function secondarily to Mus81, which has weak activity on intact HJs. We show that the genetic relationship is reversed in Drosophila, with Gen mutants having more severe defects than mus81 mutants. In vitro, DmGen, like HsGEN1, efficiently cleaves HJs, 5΄ flaps, splayed arms, and replication fork structures. We find that the cleavage rates for 5΄ flaps are significantly higher than those for HJs for both DmGen and HsGEN1, even in vast excess of enzyme over substrate...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341648/dna-damage-tolerance-pathway-choice-through-uls1-modulation-of-srs2-sumoylation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#10
Karol Kramarz, Seweryn Mucha, Ireneusz Litwin, Anna Barg-Wojas, Robert Wysocki, Dorota Dziadkowiec
DNA damage tolerance and homologous recombination pathways function to bypass replication-blocking lesions and ensure completion of DNA replication. However, inappropriate activation of these pathways may lead to increased mutagenesis or formation of deleterious recombination intermediates, often leading to cell death or cancer formation in higher organisms. Post-translational modifications of PCNA regulate the choice of repair pathways at replication forks. Its monoubiquitination favors translesion synthesis, while polyubiquitination stimulates template switching...
May 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327556/control-of-structure-specific-endonucleases-to-maintain-genome-stability
#11
REVIEW
Pierre-Marie Dehé, Pierre-Henri L Gaillard
Structure-specific endonucleases (SSEs) have key roles in DNA replication, recombination and repair, and emerging roles in transcription. These enzymes have specificity for DNA secondary structure rather than for sequence, and therefore their activity must be precisely controlled to ensure genome stability. In this Review, we discuss how SSEs are controlled as part of genome maintenance pathways in eukaryotes, with an emphasis on the elaborate mechanisms that regulate the members of the major SSE families - including the xeroderma pigmentosum group F-complementing protein (XPF) and MMS and UV-sensitive protein 81 (MUS81)-dependent nucleases, and the flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1), XPG and XPG-like endonuclease 1 (GEN1) enzymes - during processes such as DNA adduct repair, Holliday junction processing and replication stress...
May 2017: Nature Reviews. Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318385/arsenic-induced-sumoylation-of-mus81-is-involved-in-regulating-genomic-stability
#12
Liyan Hu, Feikun Yang, Lou Lu, Wei Dai
Chronic environmental exposure to metal toxicants such as chromium and arsenic is closely related to the development of several types of common cancers. Genetic and epigenetic studies in the past decade reveal that post-translational modifications of histones play a role in metal carcinogenesis. However, exact molecular mechanisms of metal carcinogenesis remain to be elucidated. In this study we found that As2O3, an environmental metal toxicant, upregulated overall modifications of many cellular proteins by SUMO2/3...
April 18, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315832/modulating-crossover-frequency-and-interference-for-obligate-crossovers-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-meiosis
#13
Parijat Chakraborty, Ajith V Pankajam, Gen Lin, Abhishek Dutta, Nandanan G Krishnaprasad, Manu M Tekkedil, Akira Shinohara, Lars M Steinmetz, K T Nishant
Meiotic crossover frequencies show wide variation among organisms. But most organisms maintain at least one crossover per homolog pair (obligate crossover). In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, previous studies have shown crossover frequencies are reduced in the mismatch repair related mutant mlh3Δ and enhanced in a meiotic checkpoint mutant pch2Δ by up to twofold at specific chromosomal loci, but both mutants maintain high spore viability. We analyzed meiotic recombination events genome-wide in mlh3Δ, pch2Δ, and mlh3Δ pch2Δ mutants to test the effect of variation in crossover frequency on obligate crossovers...
May 5, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291626/mus81-knockdown-sensitizes-colon-cancer-cells-to-chemotherapeutic-drugs-by-activating-chk1-pathway
#14
Fan Wu, Shu-Chao Su, Guo-Qian Tan, Lun Yan, Ting-Yue Li, Hao-Lu Zhang, Ji-Shang Yu, Bai-Lin Wang
PURPOSE: The inhibition of Mus81, a critical DNA repair gene, is recently related to the chemosensitivity of several human cancer cells such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. However, the role of Mus81 knockdown in chemotherapy response of colon cancer cells remains largely unknown. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The effects of Mus81 knockdown by lentivirus-mediated short hairpin RNA in sensitivity of HCT116 and LS180 colon cancer cell lines to four therapeutic drugs, including cisplatin (CDDP), were evaluated by MTT assay as well as a mouse model...
March 10, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290553/slx4-prevents-gen1-dependent-dsbs-during-dna-replication-arrest-under-pathological-conditions-in-human-cells
#15
Eva Malacaria, Annapaola Franchitto, Pietro Pichierri
SLX4 is a versatile protein serving as docking for multiple structure-specific endonucleases during DNA repair, however, little is known about its function at demised replication forks. Using RNAi or FA-P cells complemented with SLX4 mutants that abrogate interaction with MUS81 or SLX1, we show that SLX4 cooperates with MUS81 to introduce DSBs after replication stress but also counteracts pathological targeting of demised forks by GEN1. Such unexpected function of SLX4 is unrelated to interaction with endonucleases, but concerns the physical presence of the protein...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257701/the-smx-dna-repair-tri-nuclease
#16
Haley D M Wyatt, Rob C Laister, Stephen R Martin, Cheryl H Arrowsmith, Stephen C West
The efficient removal of replication and recombination intermediates is essential for the maintenance of genome stability. Resolution of these potentially toxic structures requires the MUS81-EME1 endonuclease, which is activated at prometaphase by formation of the SMX tri-nuclease containing three DNA repair structure-selective endonucleases: SLX1-SLX4, MUS81-EME1, and XPF-ERCC1. Here we show that SMX tri-nuclease is more active than the three individual nucleases, efficiently cleaving replication forks and recombination intermediates...
March 2, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096179/dbf4-dependent-kinase-and-the-rtt107-scaffold-promote-mus81-mms4-resolvase-activation-during-mitosis
#17
Lissa N Princz, Philipp Wild, Julia Bittmann, F Javier Aguado, Miguel G Blanco, Joao Matos, Boris Pfander
DNA repair by homologous recombination is under stringent cell cycle control. This includes the last step of the reaction, disentanglement of DNA joint molecules (JMs). Previous work has established that JM resolving nucleases are activated specifically at the onset of mitosis. In case of budding yeast Mus81-Mms4, this cell cycle stage-specific activation is known to depend on phosphorylation by CDK and Cdc5 kinases. Here, we show that a third cell cycle kinase, Cdc7-Dbf4 (DDK), targets Mus81-Mms4 in conjunction with Cdc5-both kinases bind to as well as phosphorylate Mus81-Mms4 in an interdependent manner...
March 1, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049740/resolvase-osgen1-mediates-dna-repair-by-homologous-recombination
#18
Chong Wang, James D Higgins, Yi He, Pingli Lu, Dabing Zhang, Wanqi Liang
Yen1/GEN1 are canonical Holliday junction resolvases that belong to the RAD2/XPG family. In eukaryotes, such as budding yeast, mice, worms, and humans, Yen1/GEN1 work together with Mus81-Mms4/MUS81-EME1 and Slx1-Slx4/SLX1-SLX4 in DNA repair by homologous recombination to maintain genome stability. In plants, the biological function of Yen1/GEN1 remains largely unclear. In this study, we characterized the loss of function mutants of OsGEN1 and OsSEND1, a pair of paralogs of Yen1/GEN1 in rice (Oryza sativa). We first investigated the role of OsGEN1 during meiosis and found a reduction in chiasma frequency by ∼6% in osgen1 mutants, compared to the wild type, suggesting a possible involvement of OsGEN1 in the formation of crossovers...
February 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997828/a-mechanism-for-controlled-breakage-of-under-replicated-chromosomes-during-mitosis
#19
Heike Duda, Meret Arter, Jiradet Gloggnitzer, Federico Teloni, Philipp Wild, Miguel G Blanco, Matthias Altmeyer, Joao Matos
While DNA replication and mitosis occur in a sequential manner, precisely how cells maintain their temporal separation and order remains elusive. Here, we unveil a double-negative feedback loop between replication intermediates and an M-phase-specific structure-selective endonuclease, MUS81-SLX4, which renders DNA replication and mitosis mutually exclusive. MUS81 nuclease is constitutively active throughout the cell cycle but requires association with SLX4 for efficient substrate targeting. To preclude toxic processing of replicating chromosomes, WEE1 kinase restrains CDK1 and PLK1-mediated MUS81-SLX4 assembly during S phase...
December 19, 2016: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984745/rad52-facilitates-mitotic-dna-synthesis-following-replication-stress
#20
Rahul Bhowmick, Sheroy Minocherhomji, Ian D Hickson
Homologous recombination (HR) is necessary to counteract DNA replication stress. Common fragile site (CFS) loci are particularly sensitive to replication stress and undergo pathological rearrangements in tumors. At these loci, replication stress frequently activates DNA repair synthesis in mitosis. This mitotic DNA synthesis, termed MiDAS, requires the MUS81-EME1 endonuclease and a non-catalytic subunit of the Pol-delta complex, POLD3. Here, we examine the contribution of HR factors in promoting MiDAS in human cells...
December 15, 2016: Molecular Cell
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