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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641126/dna-requirements-for-interaction-of-the-c-terminal-region-of-ku80-with-the-dna-dependent-protein-kinase-catalytic-subunit-dna-pkcs
#1
Sarvan Kumar Radhakrishnan, Susan P Lees-Miller
Non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) is the major pathway for the repair of ionizing radiation induced DNA double strand breaks (DSBs) in human cells. Critical to NHEJ is the DNA-dependent interaction of the Ku70/80 heterodimer with the DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) to form the DNA-PK holoenzyme. However, precisely how Ku recruits DNA-PKcs to DSBs ends to enhance its kinase activity has remained enigmatic, with contradictory findings reported in the literature. Here we address the role of the Ku80 C-terminal region (CTR) in the DNA-dependent interaction of Ku70/80 with DNA-PKcs using purified components and defined DNA structures...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634159/a-role-for-the-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-pathway-in-maintaining-genome-stability-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#2
Víctor González-Huici, Bin Wang, Anton Gartner
Ionizing radiation (IR) is commonly used in cancer therapy and is a main source of DNA double-strand-breaks (DSBs), one of the most toxic forms of DNA damage. We have used Caenorhabditis elegans as an invertebrate model to identify novel factors required for repair of DNA damage inflicted by IR. We have performed an unbiased genetic screen, finding that smg-1 mutations confer strong hypersensitivity to IR. SMG-1 is a phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) kinase involved in mediating nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) of transcripts containing premature stop codons and related to the ATM and ATR kinases which are at the apex of DNA damage signalling pathways...
June 20, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625156/heteroduplex-cleavage-assay-for-screening-of-probable-zygosities-resulting-from-crispr-mutations-in-diploid-single-cell-lines
#3
Kyle D Luttgeharm, Kit-Sum Wong, Steve Siembieda
The most common gene editing methods, such as CRISPR, involve random repair of an induced double-stranded DNA break through the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair pathway, resulting in small insertions/deletions. In diploid cells, these mutations can take on one of three zygosities: monoallelic, diallelic heterozygous, or diallelic homozygous. While many advances have been made in CRISPR delivery systems and gene editing efficiency, little work has been done to streamline detection of gene editing events...
June 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624224/optimizing-the-dna-donor-template-for-homology-directed-repair-of-double-strand-breaks
#4
Fei Song, Knut Stieger
The CRISPR-Cas (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-associated proteins) technology enables rapid and precise genome editing at any desired genomic position in almost all cells and organisms. In this study, we analyzed the impact of different repair templates on the frequency of homology-directed repair (HDR) and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). We used a stable HEK293 cell line expressing the traffic light reporter (TLR-3) system to quantify HDR and NHEJ events following transfection with Cas9, eight different guide RNAs, and a 1,000 bp donor template generated either as circular plasmid, as linearized plasmid with long 3' or 5' backbone overhang, or as PCR product...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624213/crispr-cas9-loxp-mediated-gene-editing-as-a-novel-site-specific-genetic-manipulation-tool
#5
Fayu Yang, Changbao Liu, Ding Chen, Mengjun Tu, Haihua Xie, Huihui Sun, Xianglian Ge, Lianchao Tang, Jin Li, Jiayong Zheng, Zongming Song, Jia Qu, Feng Gu
Cre-loxP, as one of the site-specific genetic manipulation tools, offers a method to study the spatial and temporal regulation of gene expression/inactivation in order to decipher gene function. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated targeted genome engineering technologies are sparking a new revolution in biological research. Whether the traditional site-specific genetic manipulation tool and CRISPR/Cas9 could be combined to create a novel genetic tool for highly specific gene editing is not clear. Here, we successfully generated a CRISPR/Cas9-loxP system to perform gene editing in human cells, providing the proof of principle that these two technologies can be used together for the first time...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623876/developmental-history-and-application-of-crispr-in-human-disease
#6
REVIEW
Puping Liang, Xiya Zhang, Yuxi Chen, Junjiu Huang
Genome editing tools are programmable artificial nucleases, mainly including zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR). By recognizing and cleaving specific DNA sequences, genome editing tools make it possible to generate site-specific DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in the genome. DSBs will then be repaired by either error-prone non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) or high-fidelity homologous recombination (HR) mechanisms...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619647/using-crispr-cas9-to-generate-gene-corrected-autologous-ipscs-for-the-treatment-of-inherited-retinal-degeneration
#7
Erin R Burnight, Manav Gupta, Luke A Wiley, Kristin R Anfinson, Audrey Tran, Robinson Triboulet, Jeremy M Hoffmann, Darcey L Klaahsen, Jeaneen L Andorf, Chunhua Jiao, Elliott H Sohn, Malavika K Adur, Jason W Ross, Robert F Mullins, George Q Daley, Thorsten M Schlaeger, Edwin M Stone, Budd A Tucker
Patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) hold great promise for autologous cell replacement. However, for many inherited diseases, treatment will likely require genetic repair pre-transplantation. Genome editing technologies are useful for this application. The purpose of this study was to develop CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing strategies to target and correct the three most common types of disease-causing variants in patient-derived iPSCs: (1) exonic, (2) deep intronic, and (3) dominant gain of function...
June 12, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615293/looping-out-mechanism-for-resolution-of-replicative-stress-at-telomeres
#8
Tianpeng Zhang, Zepeng Zhang, Feng Li, Qian Hu, Haiying Liu, Mengfan Tang, Wenbin Ma, Junjiu Huang, Zhou Songyang, Yikang Rong, Shichuan Zhang, Benjamin Pc Chen, Yong Zhao
Repetitive DNA is prone to replication fork stalling, which can lead to genome instability. Here, we find that replication fork stalling at telomeres leads to the formation of t-circle-tails, a new extrachromosomal structure that consists of circular telomeric DNA with a single-stranded tail. Structurally, the t-circle-tail resembles cyclized leading or lagging replication intermediates that are excised from the genome by topoisomerase II-mediated cleavage. We also show that the DNA damage repair machinery NHEJ is required for the formation of t-circle-tails and for the resolution of stalled replication forks, suggesting that NHEJ, which is normally constitutively suppressed at telomeres, is activated in the context of replication stress...
June 14, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612261/low-concentrations-of-antimony-impair-dna-damage-signaling-and-the-repair-of-radiation-induced-dsb-in-hela-s3-cells
#9
Barbara Koch, Elena Maser, Andrea Hartwig
Antimony is utilized in a large variety of industrial applications, leading to significant environmental and occupational exposure. Mainly based on animal experiments, the IARC and MAK Commission have classified antimony and its inorganic compounds as Group 2B or 2 carcinogens, respectively. However, the underlying mode(s) of action are still largely unknown. In the present study, we investigated the impact of non-cytotoxic up to cytotoxic concentrations of SbCl3 on DNA DSB repair and cell cycle control in HeLa S3 cells...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611389/nuclear-tradd-prevents-dna-damage-mediated-death-by-facilitating-non-homologous-end-joining-repair
#10
Gi-Bang Koo, Jae-Hoon Ji, Hyeseong Cho, Michael J Morgan, You-Sun Kim
TNF receptor-associated death domain (TRADD) is an essential mediator of TNF receptor signaling, and serves as an adaptor to recruit other effectors. TRADD has been shown to cycle between the cytoplasm and nucleus due to its nuclear localization (NLS) and export sequences (NES). However, the underlying function of nuclear TRADD is poorly understood. Here we demonstrate that cytoplasmic TRADD translocates to DNA double-strand break sites (DSBs) during the DNA damage response (DDR). Deficiency of TRADD or its sequestration in cytosol leads to accumulation of γH2AX-positive foci in response to DNA damage, which is reversed by nuclear TRADD expression...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606356/deletion-of-ligd-significantly-improves-gene-targeting-frequency-in-the-lignocellulolytic-filamentous-fungus-penicillium-oxalicum
#11
Xiulin Qin, Ruijie Li, Xiang Luo, Yanmei Lin, Jia-Xun Feng
To improve the gene targeting frequency (GTF) in the lignocellulolytic filamentous fungus Penicillium oxalicum HP7-1, the non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) gene ligD was deleted. The obtained PoligD deletion mutant ΔPoligD showed no apparent defect in cellulase production, growth rate, and sensitivity towards osmotic stress and mutagen ethyl methanesulphonate (EMS), while increased sensitivity to high concentrations of methyl methanesulfonate (MMS). Deletion of PoligD gene resulted in significantly increased GTFs at three different loci in P...
June 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604726/rif1-maintains-telomeres-and-mediates-dna-repair-by-encasing-dna-ends
#12
Stefano Mattarocci, Julia K Reinert, Richard D Bunker, Gabriele A Fontana, Tianlai Shi, Dominique Klein, Simone Cavadini, Mahamadou Faty, Maksym Shyian, Lukas Hafner, David Shore, Nicolas H Thomä, Ulrich Rass
In yeast, Rif1 is part of the telosome, where it inhibits telomerase and checkpoint signaling at chromosome ends. In mammalian cells, Rif1 is not telomeric, but it suppresses DNA end resection at chromosomal breaks, promoting repair by nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ). Here, we describe crystal structures for the uncharacterized and conserved ∼125-kDa N-terminal domain of Rif1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Rif1-NTD), revealing an α-helical fold shaped like a shepherd's crook. We identify a high-affinity DNA-binding site in the Rif1-NTD that fully encases DNA as a head-to-tail dimer...
June 12, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604711/the-anaphase-promoting-complex-impacts-repair-choice-by-protecting-ubiquitin-signalling-at-dna-damage-sites
#13
Kyungsoo Ha, Chengxian Ma, Han Lin, Lichun Tang, Zhusheng Lian, Fang Zhao, Ju-Mei Li, Bei Zhen, Huadong Pei, Suxia Han, Marcos Malumbres, Jianping Jin, Huan Chen, Yongxiang Zhao, Qing Zhu, Pumin Zhang
Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are repaired through two major pathways, homology-directed recombination (HDR) and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). While HDR can only occur in S/G2, NHEJ can happen in all cell cycle phases (except mitosis). How then is the repair choice made in S/G2 cells? Here we provide evidence demonstrating that APC(Cdh1) plays a critical role in choosing the repair pathways in S/G2 cells. Our results suggest that the default for all DSBs is to recruit 53BP1 and RIF1. BRCA1 is blocked from being recruited to broken ends because its recruitment signal, K63-linked poly-ubiquitin chains on histones, is actively destroyed by the deubiquitinating enzyme USP1...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589393/a-history-of-genome-editing-in-mammals
#14
Almudena Fernández, Santiago Josa, Lluis Montoliu
Genome editing is now a routine procedure in many mammalian genetics laboratories. The ostensibly short but intense history of genome-editing approaches illustrates how a disruptive technology can universally colonize a field when this new methodology, conceived to alter mammalian genomes at specific locations, is found to efficiently and robustly deliver results. This review summarizes the early development of genome editing using nucleases, from the pioneering experiments using yeast meganucleases, to the latest prokaryotic nucleases used for precise genome manipulation...
June 6, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587922/molecular-basis-for-k63-linked-ubiquitination-processes-in-double-strand-dna-break-repair-a-focus-on-kinetics-and-dynamics
#15
REVIEW
Brian L Lee, Anamika, J N Mark Glover, Michael J Hendzel, Leo Spyracopoulos
Cells are exposed to thousands of DNA damage events on a daily basis. This damage must be repaired to preserve genetic information, and prevent development of disease. The most deleterious damage is a double strand break (DSB), which is detected and repaired by mechanisms known as non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), and homologous recombination (HR), components of the DNA damage response system. NHEJ is an error prone first line of defense, whereas HR invokes error free repair, and is the focus of this review...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584163/protection-of-arabidopsis-blunt-ended-telomeres-is-mediated-by-a-physical-association-with-the-ku-heterodimer
#16
Sona Valuchova, Jaroslav Fulnecek, Zbynek Prokop, Paggy Stolt-Bergner, Eliska Janouskova, Ctirad Hofr, Karel Riha
Telomeres form specialized chromatin that protects natural chromosome termini from being recognized as DNA double-strand breaks. Plants possess unusual blunt-ended telomeres that are unable to form t-loops or complex with single-strand DNA binding proteins, raising the question of the mechanism behind their protection. We have previously suggested that blunt-ended telomeres in Arabidopsis thaliana are protected by Ku, a DNA repair factor with a high affinity for DNA ends. In non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), Ku loads onto broken DNA via a channel consisting of positively charged amino acids...
June 5, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580318/targeting-ongoing-dna-damage-in-multiple-myeloma-effects-of-dna-damage-response-inhibitors-on-plasma-cell-survival
#17
Ana Belén Herrero, Norma Carmen Gutiérrez
Human myeloma cell lines (HMCLs) and a subset of myeloma patients with poor prognosis exhibit high levels of replication stress (RS), leading to DNA damage. In this study, we confirmed the presence of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in several HMCLs by measuring γH2AX and RAD51 foci and analyzed the effect of various inhibitors of the DNA damage response on MM cell survival. Inhibition of ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related protein (ATR), the main kinase mediating the response to RS, using the specific inhibitor VE-821 induced more cell death in HMCLs than in control lymphoblastoid cells and U266, an HMCL with a low level of DNA damage...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576968/localisation-of-nup153-and-senp1-to-nuclear-pore-complexes-is-required-for-53bp1-mediated-dna-double-strand-break-repair
#18
Vincent Duheron, Nadine Nilles, Sylvia Pecenko, Valérie Martinelli, Birthe Fahrenkrog
The nuclear basket of nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) is composed of three nucleoporins: Nup153, Nup50 and Tpr. Nup153 has a role in DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair by promoting nuclear import of 53BP1, a mediator of DNA damage response. Here we provide evidence that loss of Nup153 compromises 53BP1 sumoylation, prerequisite for efficient accumulation of 53BP1 at DSBs. Depletion of Nup153 resulted in reduced SUMO1 modification of 53BP1 and the displacement of the SUMO protease SENP1 from NPCs. Artificial tethering of SENP1 to NPCs restored non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) in the absence of Nup153 and re-established 53BP1 sumoylation...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574327/intrinsic-line-1-hypomethylation-and-decreased-brca1-expression-are-associated-with-dna-repair-delay-in-irradiated-thyroid-cells
#19
Ricardo Cortez Cardoso Penha, Sheila Coelho Soares Lima, Mariana Boroni, Renata Ramalho-Oliveira, João P Viola, Denise Pires de Carvalho, Alfredo Fusco, Luis Felipe Ribeiro Pinto
Exposure to ionizing radiation greatly increases the risk of developing papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), especially during childhood, mainly due to gradual inactivation of DNA repair genes and DNA damages. Recent molecular characterization of PTC revealed DNA methylation deregulation of several promoters of DNA repair genes. Thus, epigenetic silencing might be a plausible mechanism for the activity loss of tumor suppressor genes in radiation-induced thyroid tumors. Herein, we investigated the impact of ionizing radiation on global methylation and CpG islands within promoter regions of homologous recombination (HR) and non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) genes, as well as its effects on gene expression, using two well-established normal differentiated thyroid cell lines (FRTL5 and PCCL3)...
June 2, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564601/replication-coupled-dilution-of-h4k20me2-guides-53bp1-to-pre-replicative-chromatin
#20
Stefania Pellegrino, Jone Michelena, Federico Teloni, Ralph Imhof, Matthias Altmeyer
The bivalent histone modification reader 53BP1 accumulates around DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), where it dictates repair pathway choice decisions by limiting DNA end resection. How this function is regulated locally and across the cell cycle to channel repair reactions toward non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) in G1 and promote homology-directed repair (HDR) in S/G2 is insufficiently understood. Here, we show that the ability of 53BP1 to accumulate around DSBs declines as cells progress through S phase and reveal that the inverse relationship between 53BP1 recruitment and replicated chromatin is linked to the replication-coupled dilution of 53BP1's target mark H4K20me2...
May 30, 2017: Cell Reports
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