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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551783/mitochondrial-mutations-in-cardiac-disorders
#1
Sung Ryul Lee, Jin Han
Mitochondria individually encapsulate their own genome, unlike other cellular organelles. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is a circular, double-stranded, 16,569-base paired DNA containing 37 genes: 13 proteins of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, two ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs; 12S and 16S), and 22 transfer RNAs (tRNAs). The mtDNA is more vulnerable to oxidative modifications compared to nuclear DNA because of its proximity to ROS-producing sites, limited presence of DNA damage repair systems, and continuous replication in the cell...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551686/human-rad52-interactions-with-replication-protein-a-and-the-rad51-presynaptic-complex
#2
Chu Jian Ma, YoungHo Kwon, Patrick Sung, Eric C Greene
Rad52 is a highly-conserved protein involved in the repair of DNA damage. Human RAD52 has been shown to mediate ssDNA annealing and is synthetic lethal with mutations in other key recombination proteins. Here, we use single-molecule imaging and ssDNA curtains to examine the binding interactions of human RAD52 with RPA-coated ssDNA, and we monitor the fate of RAD52 during assembly of the presynaptic complex. We show that RAD52 binds tightly to the RPA-ssDNA complex and imparts an inhibitory effect on RPA turnover...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550913/efficient-generation-of-targeted-and-controlled-mutational-events-in-porcine-cells-using-nuclease-directed-homologous-recombination
#3
James R Butler, Rafael M N Santos, Gregory R Martens, Joseph M Ladowski, Zheng-Yu Wang, Ping Li, Matthew Tector, A Joseph Tector
BACKGROUND: Nuclease-based genome editing has rapidly sped the creation of new models of human disease. These techniques also hold great promise for the future of clinical xenotransplantation and cell-based therapies for cancer or immunodeficient pathology. However, to fully realize the potential of nuclease editing tools, the efficiency and precision of their application must be optimized. The object of this study was to use nonintegrating selection and nuclease-directed homologous recombination to efficiently control the genetic modification of the porcine genome...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550769/mk-8776-a-novel-chk1-inhibitor-exhibits-an-improved-radiosensitizing-effect-compared-to-ucn-01-by-exacerbating-radiation-induced-aberrant-mitosis
#4
Motofumi Suzuki, Tohru Yamamori, Tomoki Bo, Yuri Sakai, Osamu Inanami
Checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1) is an evolutionarily conserved serine/threonine kinase that plays an important role in G2/M checkpoint signaling. Here, we evaluate the radiosensitizing effects of a novel selective Chk1 inhibitor MK-8776, comparing its efficacy with a first-generation Chk1 inhibitor UCN-01, and attempt to elucidate the mechanism of radiosensitization. In a clonogenic survival assay, MK-8776 demonstrated a more pronounced radiosensitizing effect than UCN-01, with lower cytotoxicity. Importantly, radiosensitization by MK-8776 can be achieved at doses as low as 2...
May 24, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550350/recent-advances-in-the-study-of-immunodeficiency-and-dna-damage-response
#5
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Tomohiro Morio
DNA breaks can be induced by exogenous stimuli or by endogenous stress, but are also generated during recombination of V, D, and J genes (V(D)J recombination), immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR). Among various DNA breaks generated, DNA double strand break (DSB) is the most deleterious one. DNA damage response (DDR) is initiated when DSBs are detected, leading to DNA break repair by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). The process is critically important for the generation of diversity for foreign antigens; and failure to exert DNA repair leads to immunodeficiency such as severe combined immunodeficiency and hyper-IgM syndrome...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550064/transient-silencing-of-dna-repair-genes-improves-targeted-gene-integration-in-the-filamentous-fungus-trichoderma-reesei
#6
Pak Yang Chum, Georg Schmidt, Markku Saloheimo, Christopher P Landowski
Trichoderma reesei is a filamentous fungus that is used world-wide to produce industrial enzymes. Industrial strains have traditionally been created though systematic strain improvement by mutagenesis and screening approaches. It is also desirable to specifically manipulate genes of the organism to further improve and modify the strain. Targeted integration in filamentous fungi is typically hampered by very low frequencies of homologous recombination. To address this limitation we have developed a simple transient method for silencing genes in T...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550027/exceptional-response-to-nivolumab-and-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-in-neuroendocrine-cervical-carcinoma-with-high-tumor-mutational-burden-management-considerations-from-the-center-for-personalized-cancer-therapy-at-uc-san-diego-moores-cancer-center
#7
Andrew Sharabi, Sangwoo Shawn Kim, Shumei Kato, Philip D Sanders, Sandip Pravin Patel, Parag Sanghvi, Elizabeth Weihe, Razelle Kurzrock
Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the cervix is an ultra-rare malignancy with a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Checkpoint blockade immunotherapy has rapidly developed into an emerging standard of care for several common disease types. Interestingly, in preclinical and retrospective clinical data, radiation therapy has been demonstrated to synergize with checkpoint inhibitors. Here we report a patient with metastatic, chemotherapy-refractory neuroendocrine carcinoma who presented with partial bowel obstruction due to a large tumor burden...
May 26, 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550017/a-lysine-desert-protects-a-novel-domain-in-the-slx5-slx8-sumo-targeted-ub-ligase-to-maintain-sumoylation-levels-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#8
Pragati Sharma, Janet R Mullen, Minxing Li, Mikel Zaratiegui, Samuel F Bunting, Steven J Brill
Protein modification by the small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) plays important roles in genome maintenance. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, proper regulation of sumoylation is known to be essential for viability in certain DNA repair mutants. Here we find the opposite result; proper regulation of sumoylation is lethal in certain DNA repair mutants. Yeast cells lacking the repair factors TDP1 and WSS1 are synthetically lethal due to their redundant roles in removing Top1-DNA covalent complexes (Top1ccs). A screen for suppressors of tdp1∆ wss1∆ synthetic lethality isolated mutations in genes known to control global sumoylation levels including ULP1, ULP2, SIZ2 and SLX5 The results suggest that alternative pathways of repair become available when sumoylation levels are altered...
May 26, 2017: Genetics
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
#9
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...
May 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549155/evidence-for-double-strand-break-mediated-mitochondrial-dna-replication-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#10
Kanchanjunga Prasai, Lucy C Robinson, Rona S Scott, Kelly Tatchell, Lynn Harrison
The mechanism of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) replication in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is controversial. Evidence exists for double-strand break (DSB) mediated recombination-dependent replication at mitochondrial replication origin ori5 in hypersuppressive ρ- cells. However, it is not clear if this replication mode operates in ρ+ cells. To understand this, we targeted bacterial Ku (bKu), a DSB binding protein, to the mitochondria of ρ+ cells with the hypothesis that bKu would bind persistently to mtDNA DSBs, thereby preventing mtDNA replication or repair...
May 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548965/inhibition-of-colorectal-cancer-genomic-copy-number-alterations-and-chromosomal-fragile-site-tumor-suppressor-fhit-and-wwox-deletions-by-dna-mismatch-repair
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Sohail Jahid, Jian Sun, Ozkan Gelincik, Pedro Blecua, Winfried Edelmann, Raju Kucherlapati, Kathy Zhou, Maria Jasin, Zeynep H Gümüş, Steven M Lipkin
Homologous recombination (HR) enables precise DNA repair after DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) using identical sequence templates, whereas homeologous recombination (HeR) uses only partially homologous sequences. Homeologous recombination introduces mutations through gene conversion and genomic deletions through single-strand annealing (SSA). DNA mismatch repair (MMR) inhibits HeR, but the roles of mammalian MMR MutL homologues (MLH1, PMS2 and MLH3) proteins in HeR suppression are poorly characterized. Here, we demonstrate that mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) carrying Mlh1, Pms2, and Mlh3 mutations have higher HeR rates, by using 7,863 uniquely mapping paired direct repeat sequences (DRs) in the mouse genome as endogenous gene conversion and SSA reporters...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548949/dietary-grape-seed-proanthocyanidins-inactivate-regulatory-t-cells-by-promoting-ner-dependent-dna-repair-in-dendritic-cells-in-uvb-exposed-skin
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Mudit Vaid, Ram Prasad, Tripti Singh, Santosh K Katiyar
Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation induces regulatory T cells (Treg cells) and depletion of these Treg cells alleviates immunosuppression and inhibits photocarcinogenesis in mice. Here, we determined the effects of dietary grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) on the development and activity of UVB-induced Treg cells. C3H/HeN mice fed a GSPs (0.5%, w/w)-supplemented or control diet were exposed to UVB (150 mJ/cm2) radiation, sensitized to 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) and sacrificed 5 days later. FACS analysis indicated that dietary GSPs decrease the numbers of UVB-induced Treg cells...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548929/brd4-facilitates-dna-damage-response-and-represses-cbx5-heterochromatin-protein-1-hp1
#13
Georgios Pongas, Marianne K Kim, Dong J Min, Carrie D House, Elizabeth Jordan, Natasha Caplen, Sirisha Chakka, Joyce Ohiri, Michael J Kruhlak, Christina M Annunziata
Ovarian cancer (OC) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by defective DNA repair. Very few targets are universally expressed in the high grade serous (HGS) subtype. We previously identified that CHK1 was overexpressed in most of HGSOC. Here, we sought to understand the DNA damage response (DDR) to CHK1 inhibition and increase the anti-tumor activity of this pathway. We found BRD4 suppression either by siRNA or BRD4 inhibitor JQ1 enhanced the cytotoxicity of CHK1 inhibition. Interestingly, BRD4 was amplified and/or upregulated in a subset of HGSOC with statistical correlation to overall survival...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548882/finding-conducting-and-nurturing-science-a-virologist-s-memoir
#14
Anna Marie Ann Skalka Skalka
My laboratory investigations have been driven by an abiding interest in understanding the consequences of genetic rearrangement in evolution and disease, and in using viruses to elucidate fundamental mechanisms in biology. Starting with bacteriophages and moving to the retroviruses, my use of the tools of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and biophysics has spanned more than half a century-from the time when DNA structure was just discovered to the present day of big data and epigenetics. Both riding and contributing to the successive waves of technology, my laboratory has elucidated fundamental mechanisms in DNA replication, repair, and recombination...
May 26, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548094/targeted-recombination-between-homologous-chromosomes-for-precise-breeding-in-tomato
#15
Shdema Filler Hayut, Cathy Melamed Bessudo, Avraham A Levy
Homologous recombination (HR) between parental chromosomes occurs stochastically. Here, we report on targeted recombination between homologous chromosomes upon somatic induction of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) via CRISPR-Cas9. We demonstrate this via a visual and molecular assay whereby DSB induction between two alleles carrying different mutations in the PHYTOENE SYNTHASE (PSY1) gene results in yellow fruits with wild type red sectors forming via HR-mediated DSB repair. We also show that in heterozygote plants containing one psy1 allele immune and one sensitive to CRISPR, repair of the broken allele using the unbroken allele sequence template is a common outcome...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546758/distinct-implications-of-different-brca-mutations-efficacy-of-cytotoxic-chemotherapy-parp-inhibition-and-clinical-outcome-in-ovarian-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Robert L Hollis, Michael Churchman, Charlie Gourley
Approximately a fifth of ovarian carcinoma (OC) is associated with inherited germline mutations, most commonly in the DNA repair genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA). BRCA1- and BRCA2-associated OCs have historically been described as a single subgroup of OC that displays a distinct set of characteristics termed the "BRCAness" phenotype. The hallmarks of this phenotype are superior clinical outcome and hypersensitivity to platinum-based chemotherapy and poly-(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. However, growing evidence suggests that BRCA1- and BRCA2-associated OCs display distinct characteristics, most notably in long-term patient survival...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546430/crosstalk-between-the-h3k36me3-and-h4k16ac-histone-epigenetic-marks-in-dna-double-strand-break-repair
#17
Lin Li, Yinsheng Wang
Post-translational modifications of histone proteins regulate numerous cellular processes. Among these modifications, trimethylation of lysine 36 in histone H3 (H3K36me3) and acetylation of lysine 16 in histone H4 (H4K16ac) have important roles in transcriptional regulation and DNA damage response signaling. However, whether these two epigenetic histone marks are mechanistically linked remains unclear. Here, we discovered a new pathway through which H3K36me3 stimulates H4K16ac upon DNA double-strand break (DSB) induction in human cells...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545975/quinazolinone-derivatives-as-inhibitors-of-homologous-recombinase-rad51
#18
Ambber Ward, Lilong Dong, Jonathan M Harris, Kum Kum Khanna, Fares Al-Ejeh, David P Fairlie, Adrian P Wiegmans, Ligong Liu
RAD51 is a vital component of the homologous recombination DNA repair pathway and is overexpressed in drug-resistant cancers, including aggressive triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). A proposed strategy for improving therapeutic outcomes for patients is through small molecule inhibition of RAD51, thereby sensitizing tumor cells to DNA damaging irradiation and/or chemotherapy. Here we report structure-activity relationships for a library of quinazolinone derivatives. A novel RAD51 inhibitor (17) displays up to 15-fold enhanced inhibition of cell growth in a panel of TNBC cell lines compared to compound B02, and approximately 2-fold increased inhibition of irradiation-induced RAD51 foci formation...
May 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545381/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-visible-oral-lesions-in-patients-with-fanconi-anemia-at-risk-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#19
Eunike Velleuer, Ralf Dietrich, Amy Frohnmayer, Natalia Pomjanski, Laura E Hays, Stefan Biesterfeld
Fanconi anemia is a genetic bone marrow failure syndrome, variably associated with congenital anomalies and a sharply increased risk for epithelial malignancies. During the past 20 years, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has dramatically improved survival. However, compared to the general population, FA patients are at greatly increased risk, and at a much younger age, for squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the oral cavity, esophagus and the anogenital region. The relative risk and age of onset appears to negatively correlate with HSCT in FA patients...
May 24, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545064/transcriptomic-analysis-of-the-response-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-to-epigallocatechin-gallate-by-rna-seq
#20
Xiaoxiang Liu, Bimiao Shen, Peng Du, Nan Wang, Jiaxue Wang, Jianrong Li, Aihua Sun
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a main constituent of green tea polyphenols that are widely used as food preservatives and are considered to be safe for consumption. However, the underlying antimicrobial mechanism of EGCG and the bacterial response to EGCG are not clearly understood. In the present study, a genome-wide transcriptional analysis of a typical spoilage bacterium, Pseudomonas fluorescens that responded to EGCG was performed using RNA-seq technology. A total of 26,365,414 and 23,287,092 clean reads were generated from P...
2017: PloS One
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