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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329681/sirt6-promotes-dna-end-joining-in-ipscs-derived-from-old-mice
#1
Wen Chen, Nana Liu, Hongxia Zhang, Haiping Zhang, Jing Qiao, Wenwen Jia, Songcheng Zhu, Zhiyong Mao, Jiuhong Kang
Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) have great potential for treating age-related diseases, but the genome integrity of iPSCs is critically important. Here, we demonstrate that non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), rather than homologous recombination (HR), is less efficient in iPSCs from old mice than young mice. We further find that Sirt6 is downregulated in iPSCs from old mice. Sirt6 directly binds to Ku80 and facilitates the Ku80/DNA-PKcs interaction, thus promoting DNA-PKcs phosphorylation at residue S2056, leading to efficient NHEJ...
March 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324504/cytogenetic-analysis-of-telomere-dysfunction
#2
Rekha Rai, Asha S Multani, Sandy Chang
Dysfunctional telomeres arising either through natural attrition due to telomerase deficiency or by the removal of telomere-binding proteins are recognized as double-stranded breaks (DSBs). Repair of DSBs is crucial for the maintenance of genome stability. In mammals, DSBs are repaired by either error-prone nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ) or error-free homologous recombination (HR) and can be visualized as chromosomal fusions.
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317934/dek-is-required-for-homologous-recombination-repair-of-dna-breaks
#3
Eric A Smith, Boris Gole, Nicholas A Willis, Rebeca Soria, Linda M Starnes, Eric F Krumpelbeck, Anil G Jegga, Abdullah M Ali, Haihong Guo, Amom R Meetei, Paul R Andreassen, Ferdinand Kappes, Lisa M Privette Vinnedge, Jeremy A Daniel, Ralph Scully, Lisa Wiesmüller, Susanne I Wells
DEK is a highly conserved chromatin-bound protein whose upregulation across cancer types correlates with genotoxic therapy resistance. Loss of DEK induces genome instability and sensitizes cells to DNA double strand breaks (DSBs), suggesting defects in DNA repair. While these DEK-deficiency phenotypes were thought to arise from a moderate attenuation of non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair, the role of DEK in DNA repair remains incompletely understood. We present new evidence demonstrating the observed decrease in NHEJ is insufficient to impact immunoglobulin class switching in DEK knockout mice...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300641/genome-editing-using-crispr-cas9-based-knock-in-approaches-in-zebrafish
#4
REVIEW
Shahad Albadri, Filippo Del Bene, Céline Revenu
With its variety of applications, the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology has been rapidly evolving in the last few years. In the zebrafish community, knock-out reports are constantly increasing but insertion studies have been so far more challenging. With this review, we aim at giving an overview of the homologous directed repair (HDR)-based knock-in generation in zebrafish. We address the critical points and limitations of the procedure such as cutting efficiency of the chosen single guide RNA, use of cas9 mRNA or Cas9 protein, homology arm size etc...
March 11, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292918/non-homologous-end-joining-with-minimal-sequence-loss-is-promoted-by-the-mre11-rad50-nbs1-ctp1-complex-in-schizosaccharomyces-pombe
#5
Yanhui Li, Jinyu Wang, Gang Zhou, Michael Lajeunesse, Nga Le, Brittany N Stawicki, Yalitza Lopez Corcino, Kathleen L Berkner, Kurt W Runge
While the Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 (MRN) complex has known roles in repair processes like homologous recombination and microhomology-mediated end-joining, its role in non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) is unclear as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and mammals have different requirements for repairing cut DNA ends. Most double-strand breaks (DSBs) require nucleolytic processing prior to DNA ligation. We therefore studied repair using the Hermes transposon, whose excision leaves a DSB capped by hairpin ends similar to structures generated by palindromes and trinucleotide repeats...
March 14, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289912/production-of-%C3%AE-carotene-by-expressing-a-heterologous-multifunctional-carotene-synthase-in-yarrowia-lipolytica
#6
Shuliang Gao, Yangyang Tong, Li Zhu, Mei Ge, Yu Jiang, Daijie Chen, Sheng Yang
OBJECTIVES: To obtain functional expression of a heterologous multifunctional carotene synthase containing phytoene synthase, phytoene dehydrogenase, and lycopene β-cyclase activities encoded by carS from Schizochytrium sp. in order to allow Yarrowia lipolytica to produce β-carotene. RESULTS: To increase the integration efficiency of a 3.8 kb carS under the control of P GPD promoter with a 2 kb selection marker, ura3, along with a geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (GGS1) expression cassette (~10 kb in total), was inserted into the Y...
March 13, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287608/genome-editing-and-directed-differentiation-of-hpscs-for-interrogating-lineage-determinants-in-human-pancreatic-development
#7
Zhong-Dong Shi, Chew-Li Soh, Zengrong Zhu, Danwei Huangfu
Interrogating gene function in self-renewing or differentiating human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) offers a valuable platform towards understanding human development and dissecting disease mechanisms in a dish. To capitalize on this potential application requires efficient genome-editing tools to generate hPSC mutants in disease-associated genes, as well as in vitro hPSC differentiation protocols to produce disease-relevant cell types that closely recapitulate their in vivo counterparts. An efficient genome-editing platform for hPSCs named iCRISPR has been developed through the TALEN-mediated targeting of a Cas9 expression cassette in the AAVS1 locus...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278729/genomic-instability-is-a-principle-pathologic-feature-of-flt3-itd-kinase-activity-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-leading-to-clonal-evolution-and-disease-progression
#8
Melanie T Rebechi, Keith W Pratz
Acute Myeloid Leukemia with FLT3 ITD mutations are associated with a poor prognosis characterized by a higher relapse rate, shorter relapse free survival, and decreased likelihood of response to therapy at relapse. FLT3 ITD signaling drives cell proliferation and survival. FLT3 ITD AML disease progression is associated with cytogenetic evolution and acquired tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance suggesting a potential role of genomic instability. There is growing evidence demonstrating a relationship between FLT3 signaling and increased DNA damage, specifically through increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) resulting in double-strand breaks (DSB), as well as impaired DNA repair, involving deficiencies in the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), alternative non-homologous end joining (ALT NHEJ) and homologous recombination (HR) pathways...
February 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278048/brca1-recruitment-to-damaged-dna-sites-is-dependent-on-cdk9
#9
Thales C Nepomuceno, Vanessa C Fernandes, Thiago T Gomes, Renato S Carvalho, Guilherme Suarez-Kurtz, Alvaro N Monteiro, Marcelo A Carvalho
Double strand break lesions, the most toxic type of DNA damage, are repaired primarily through 2 distinct pathways: homology-directed recombination (HR) and non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ). BRCA1 and 53BP1, 2 proteins containing the BRCT modular domain, play an important role in DNA damage response (DDR) by orchestrating the decision between HR and NHEJ, but the precise mechanisms regarding both pathways are not entirely understood. Previously, our group identified a putative interaction between BRCA1 and BARD1 (BRCA1-associated RING domain 1) and the cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK9)...
February 22, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272984/exogenous-gene-integration-mediated-by-genome-editing-technologies-in-zebrafish
#10
Hitoshi Morita, Kiyohito Taimatsu, Kanoko Yanagi, Atsuo Kawahara
Genome editing technologies, such as transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) and the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/ CRISPR-associated protein (Cas) systems, can induce DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) at the targeted genomic locus, leading to frameshift-mediated gene disruption in the process of DSB repair. Recently, the technology-induced DSBs followed by DSB repairs are applied to integrate exogenous genes into the targeted genomic locus in various model organisms...
March 8, 2017: Bioengineered
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268594/computational-analysis-of-androgen-receptor-dependent-radiosensitivity-in-prostate-cancer
#11
Mengdi Qian, Alexandru Almasan, Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu
In this study, we quantitatively analyze the mechanism by which androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is enhancing radiosensitivity in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. It has been shown in laboratory experiments, as well as in patient data in the literature, that the androgen receptor (AR) reduces the effectiveness of ionizing radiation treatment by enhancing the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair of radiation damage. The suppression of AR by ADT suppresses the activity of NHEJ that leads to radiosensitivity in PCa patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265068/cas9-mediated-genome-editing-in-the-methanogenic-archaeon-methanosarcina-acetivorans
#12
Dipti D Nayak, William W Metcalf
Although Cas9-mediated genome editing has proven to be a powerful genetic tool in eukaryotes, its application in Bacteria has been limited because of inefficient targeting or repair; and its application to Archaea has yet to be reported. Here we describe the development of a Cas9-mediated genome-editing tool that allows facile genetic manipulation of the slow-growing methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans Introduction of both insertions and deletions by homology-directed repair was remarkably efficient and precise, occurring at a frequency of approximately 20% relative to the transformation efficiency, with the desired mutation being found in essentially all transformants examined...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261237/progress-in-genome-editing-technology-and-its-application-in-plants
#13
REVIEW
Kai Zhang, Nadia Raboanatahiry, Bin Zhu, Maoteng Li
Genome editing technology (GET) is a versatile approach that has progressed rapidly as a mechanism to alter the genotype and phenotype of organisms. However, conventional genome modification using GET cannot satisfy current demand for high-efficiency and site-directed mutagenesis, retrofitting of artificial nucleases has developed into a new avenue within this field. Based on mechanisms to recognize target genes, newly-developed GETs can generally be subdivided into three cleavage systems, protein-dependent DNA cleavage systems (i...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258155/doxorubicin-and-vincristine-affect-undifferentiated-rat-spermatogonia
#14
Hermance Beaud, Ans M M van Pelt, Géraldine Delbes
Anticancer drugs such as alkylating agents, can affect male fertility by targeting the DNA of proliferative spermatogonial stem cells (SSC). Therefore, to reduce such side effects, other chemotherapeutics are used. But less is known about their potential genotoxicity on SSC. Moreover, DNA repair mechanisms in SSC are poorly understood. To model treatments deprived of alkylating agents that are commonly used in cancer treatment, we tested the impact of exposure to doxorubicin and vincristine, alone or in combination (MIX), on a rat spermatogonial cell line with SSC characteristics (GC-6spg)...
March 3, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257845/an-efficient-system-for-deletion-of-large-dna-fragments-in-escherichia-coli-via-introduction-of-both-cas9-and-the-non-homologous-end-joining-system-from-mycobacterium-smegmatis
#15
Xuan Zheng, Shi-Yuan Li, Guo-Ping Zhao, Jin Wang
Accompanied with the internal non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) system, Cas9 can be used to easily inactivate a gene or delete a fragment through introduction of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) in eukaryotic cells. While in most prokaryotes (e.g. Escherichia coli), due to the lack of NHEJ, homologous recombination (HR) is required for repair of DSBs, which is less convenient. Here, a markerless system was developed for rapid gene inactivation or fragment deletion in E. coli via introduction of both Cas9 and a bacterial NHEJ system...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245065/deletion-bias-in-dna-double-strand-break-repair-differentially-contributes-to-plant-genome-shrinkage
#16
Giang T H Vu, Hieu X Cao, Bernd Reiss, Ingo Schubert
In order to prevent genome instability, cells need to be protected by a number of repair mechanisms, including DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair. The extent to which DSB repair, biased towards deletions or insertions, contributes to evolutionary diversification of genome size is still under debate. We analyzed mutation spectra in Arabidopsis thaliana and in barley (Hordeum vulgare) by PacBio sequencing of three DSB-targeted loci each, uncovering repair via gene conversion, single strand annealing (SSA) or nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ)...
February 28, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242597/advances-in-site-specific-integration-of-transgene-in-animal-genome
#17
Li Guoling, Zhong Cuili, Mo Jianxin, Quan Rong, Wu Zhenfang, Li Zicong, Yang Huaqiang, Zhang Xianwei
The traditional transgenic technologies, such as embryo microinjection, transposon-mediated integration, or lentiviral transfection, usually result in random insertions of the foreign DNA into the host genome, which could have various disadvantages in the establishment of transgenic animals. Therefore, a strategy for site-specific integration of a transgene is needed to generate genetically modified animals with accurate and identical genotypes. However, the efficiency for site-specific integration of transgene is very low, which is mainly caused by two issues...
February 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228480/a-stable-but-reversible-integrated-surrogate-reporter-for-assaying-crispr-cas9-stimulated-homology-directed-repair
#18
Yahong Wen, Grace Liao, Thomas Pritchard, Ting-Ting Zhao, Jon P Connelly, Shondra M Pruett-Miller, Valerie Blanc, Nicholas O Davidson, Blair B Madison
The discovery and application of CRISPR/Cas9 technology for genome editing has greatly accelerated targeted mutagenesis in a variety of organisms. CRISPR/Cas9-mediated site-specific cleavage is typically exploited for the generation of insertions or deletions (indels) following aberrant dsDNA repair via the endogenous non-homology end-joining (NHEJ) pathway, or alternatively, for enhancing homology directed repair (HDR) to facilitate the generation of a specific mutation (or knock-in). However, there is a need for efficient cellular assays that can measure Cas9/guide RNA (gRNA) activity...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226772/computational-analysis-of-androgen-receptor-dependent-radiosensitivity-in-prostate-cancer
#19
Mengdi Qian, Alexandru Almasan, Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu, Mengdi Qian, Alexandru Almasan, Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu, Mengdi Qian, Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu, Alexandru Almasan
In this study, we quantitatively analyze the mechanism by which androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is enhancing radiosensitivity in prostate cancer (PCa) patients. It has been shown in laboratory experiments, as well as in patient data in the literature, that the androgen receptor (AR) reduces the effectiveness of ionizing radiation treatment by enhancing the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) repair of radiation damage. The suppression of AR by ADT suppresses the activity of NHEJ that leads to radiosensitivity in PCa patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216226/nbs1-phosphorylation-status-dictates-repair-choice-of-dysfunctional-telomeres
#20
Rekha Rai, Chunyi Hu, Cayla Broton, Yong Chen, Ming Lei, Sandy Chang
Telomeres employ TRF2 to protect chromosome ends from activating the DNA damage sensor MRE11-RAD50-NBS1 (MRN), thereby repressing ATM-dependent DNA damage checkpoint responses. How TRF2 prevents MRN activation at dysfunctional telomeres is unclear. Here, we show that the phosphorylation status of NBS1 determines the repair pathway choice of dysfunctional telomeres. The crystal structure of the TRF2-NBS1 complex at 3.0 Å resolution shows that the NBS1 429YQLSP433 motif interacts specifically with the TRF2(TRFH) domain...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Cell
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