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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654659/environmental-change-drives-accelerated-adaptation-through-stimulated-copy-number-variation
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Ryan M Hull, Cristina Cruz, Carmen V Jack, Jonathan Houseley
Copy number variation (CNV) is rife in eukaryotic genomes and has been implicated in many human disorders, particularly cancer, in which CNV promotes both tumorigenesis and chemotherapy resistance. CNVs are considered random mutations but often arise through replication defects; transcription can interfere with replication fork progression and stability, leading to increased mutation rates at highly transcribed loci. Here we investigate whether inducible promoters can stimulate CNV to yield reproducible, environment-specific genetic changes...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646110/the-mcm2-7-interacting-domain-of-human-mini-chromosome-maintenance-10-mcm10-protein-is-important-for-stable-chromatin-association-and-origin-firing
#2
Masako Izumi, Takeshi Mizuno, Ken-Ichiro Yanagi, Kazuto Sugimura, Katsuzumi Okumura, Naoko Imamoto, Tomoko Abe, Fumio Hanaoka
The protein mini-chromosome maintenance 10 (Mcm10) was originally identified as an essential yeast protein in the maintenance of mini-chromosome plasmids. Subsequently, Mcm10 has been shown to be required for both initiation and elongation during chromosomal DNA replication. However, it is not fully understood how the multiple functions of Mcm10 are coordinated or how Mcm10 interacts with other factors at replication forks. Here, we identified and characterized the Mcm2-7-interacting domain in human Mcm10. The interaction with Mcm2-7 required the Mcm10 domain that contained amino acids 530-655, which overlapped with the domain required for the stable retention of Mcm10 on chromatin...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645379/dna-fiber-analysis-mind-the-gap
#3
Annabel Quinet, Denisse Carvajal-Maldonado, Delphine Lemacon, Alessandro Vindigni
Understanding the mechanisms of replication stress response following genotoxic stress induction is rapidly emerging as a central theme in cell survival and human disease. The DNA fiber assay is one of the most powerful tools to study alterations in replication fork dynamics genome-wide at single-molecule resolution. This approach relies on the ability of many organisms to incorporate thymidine analogs into replicating DNA and is widely used to study how genotoxic agents perturb DNA replication. Here, we review different approaches available to prepare DNA fibers and discuss important limitations of each approach...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645376/proteomic-analyses-of-the-eukaryotic-replication-machinery
#4
David Cortez
DNA replication in a human cell involves hundreds of proteins that copy the DNA accurately and completely each cell division cycle. In addition to the core DNA copying machine (the replisome), accessory proteins work to respond to replication stress, correct errors, and repackage the DNA into appropriate chromatin structures. New proteomic tools have been invented in the past few years to facilitate the purification, identification, and quantification of the replication, chromatin maturation, and replication stress response machineries...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645372/analysis-of-structure-selective-endonuclease-activities-from-yeast-and-human-extracts
#5
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/28645370/xenopus-laevis-as-model-system-to-study-dna-damage-response-and-replication-fork-stability
#6
Vincenzo Sannino, Federica Pezzimenti, Stefania Bertora, Vincenzo Costanzo
Although many players of the DNA damage response and DNA repair have been identified in several systems their biochemical role is still poorly understood. The use of the Xenopus laevis egg extract cell-free system allowed biochemical dissection of DNA replication and cell cycle events in a complex biological context. The possibility of manipulating the protein content by using protein depletion procedures makes egg extract a powerful system to study proteins whose inactivation results in cellular lethality...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643177/targeting-dna-repair-and-replication-stress-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
#7
REVIEW
Junko Murai
Approximately half of high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancers incur alterations in genes of homologous recombination (BRCA1, BRCA2, RAD51C, Fanconi anemia genes), and the rest incur alterations in other DNA repair pathways at high frequencies. Such cancer-specific gene alterations can confer selective sensitivity to DNA damaging agents such as cisplatin and carboplatin, topotecan, etoposide, doxorubicin, and gemcitabine. Originally presumed to inhibit DNA repair, PARP inhibitors that have recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer also act as DNA damaging agents by inducing PARP-DNA complexes...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642369/replisome-mediated-translesion-synthesis-by-a-cellular-replicase
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Philip Nevin, Carolina C Gabbai, Kenneth J Marians
Genome integrity relies on the ability of the replisome to navigate ubiquitous DNA damage during DNA replication. The Escherichia coli replisome transiently stalls at leading-strand template lesions and can either reinitiate replication downstream of the lesion or recruit specialized DNA polymerases that can bypass the lesion via translesion synthesis. Previous results had suggested that the E. coli replicase might play a role in lesion bypass, but this possibility has not been tested in reconstituted DNA replication systems...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641943/template-switching-during-replication-fork-repair-in-bacteria
#9
REVIEW
Susan T Lovett
Replication forks frequently are challenged by lesions on the DNA template, replication-impeding DNA secondary structures, tightly bound proteins or nucleotide pool imbalance. Studies in bacteria have suggested that under these circumstances the fork may leave behind single-strand DNA gaps that are subsequently filled by homologous recombination, translesion DNA synthesis or template-switching repair synthesis. This review focuses on the template-switching pathways and how the mechanisms of these processes have been deduced from biochemical and genetic studies...
June 13, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641941/role-of-recombination-and-replication-fork-restart-in-repeat-instability
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Erica J Polleys, Nealia C M House, Catherine H Freudenreich
Eukaryotic genomes contain many repetitive DNA sequences that exhibit size instability. Some repeat elements have the added complication of being able to form secondary structures, such as hairpin loops, slipped DNA, triplex DNA or G-quadruplexes. Especially when repeat sequences are long, these DNA structures can form a significant impediment to DNA replication and repair, leading to DNA nicks, gaps, and breaks. In turn, repair or replication fork restart attempts within the repeat DNA can lead to addition or removal of repeat elements, which can sometimes lead to disease...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638076/single-molecule-analysis-reveals-that-dna-replication-dynamics-vary-across-the-course-of-schizogony-in-the-malaria-parasite-plasmodium-falciparum
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Slavica Stanojcic, Nada Kuk, Imran Ullah, Yvon Sterkers, Catherine J Merrick
The mechanics of DNA replication and cell cycling are well-characterized in model organisms, but less is known about these basic aspects of cell biology in early-diverging Apicomplexan parasites, which do not divide by canonical binary fission but undergo unconventional cycles. Schizogony in the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, generates ~16-24 new nuclei via independent, asynchronous rounds of genome replication prior to cytokinesis and little is known about the control of DNA replication that facilitates this...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630472/smyd3-promotes-homologous-recombination-via-regulation-of-h3k4-mediated-gene-expression
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Yun-Ju Chen, Cheng-Hui Tsai, Pin-Yu Wang, Shu-Chun Teng
SMYD3 is a methyltransferase highly expressed in many types of cancer. It usually functions as an oncogenic protein to promote cell cycle, cell proliferation, and metastasis. Here, we show that SMYD3 modulates another hallmark of cancer, DNA repair, by stimulating transcription of genes involved in multiple steps of homologous recombination. Deficiency of SMYD3 induces DNA-damage hypersensitivity, decreases levels of repair foci, and leads to impairment of homologous recombination. Moreover, the regulation of homologous recombination-related genes is via the methylation of H3K4 at the target gene promoters...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628639/small-molecule-inhibitors-uncover-synthetic-genetic-interactions-of-human-flap-endonuclease-1-fen1-with-dna-damage-response-genes
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Thomas A Ward, Peter J McHugh, Stephen T Durant
Flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1) is a structure selective endonuclease required for proficient DNA replication and the repair of DNA damage. Cellularly active inhibitors of this enzyme have previously been shown to induce a DNA damage response and, ultimately, cell death. High-throughput screens of human cancer cell-lines identify colorectal and gastric cell-lines with microsatellite instability (MSI) as enriched for cellular sensitivity to N-hydroxyurea series inhibitors of FEN1, but not the PARP inhibitor olaparib or other inhibitors of the DNA damage response...
2017: PloS One
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...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623197/the-replication-initiation-protein-sld3-treslin-orchestrates-the-assembly-of-the-replication-fork-helicase-during-s-phase
#15
Irina Bruck, Daniel L Kaplan
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June 16, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623094/structural-and-functional-relationships-of-fan1
#16
REVIEW
Hyeonseok Jin, Yunje Cho
FANCD2/FANCI-associated nuclease (FAN1) is a 5' flap structure-specific endonuclease and 5' to 3' exonuclease. This nuclease can resolve interstrand cross-links (ICLs) independently of the Fanconi anemia (FA) pathway and controls the progression of stalled replication forks in an FA-dependent manner, thereby maintaining chromosomal stability. Several FAN1 mutations are observed in various cancers and degenerative diseases. Recently, several crystal structures of the FAN1-DNA complexes have been reported, and to date, these represent the only structures for a DNA bound ICL-repair nuclease...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623093/the-role-of-smarcal1-in-replication-fork-stability-and-telomere-maintenance
#17
REVIEW
Natalia Lugli, Sotirios K Sotiriou, Thanos D Halazonetis
SMARCAL1 (SWI/SNF Related, Matrix Associated, Actin Dependent Regulator Of Chromatin, Subfamily A-Like 1), also known as HARP, is an ATP-dependent annealing helicase that stabilizes replication forks during DNA damage. Mutations in this gene are the cause of Schimke immune-osseous dysplasia (SIOD), an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by T-cell immunodeficiency and growth dysfunctions. In this review, we summarize the main roles of SMARCAL1 in DNA repair, telomere maintenance and replication fork stability in response to DNA replication stress...
June 10, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622519/replication-catastrophe-when-a-checkpoint-fails-because-of-exhaustion
#18
REVIEW
Luis Toledo, Kai John Neelsen, Jiri Lukas
Proliferating cells rely on the so-called DNA replication checkpoint to ensure orderly completion of genome duplication, and its malfunction may lead to catastrophic genome disruption, including unscheduled firing of replication origins, stalling and collapse of replication forks, massive DNA breakage, and, ultimately, cell death. Despite many years of intensive research into the molecular underpinnings of the eukaryotic replication checkpoint, the mechanisms underlying the dismal consequences of its failure remain enigmatic...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621832/break-induced-replication-links-microsatellite-expansion-to-complex-genome-rearrangements
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REVIEW
Michael Leffak
The instability of microsatellite DNA repeats is responsible for at least 40 neurodegenerative diseases. Recently, Mirkin and co-workers presented a novel mechanism for microsatellite expansions based on break-induced replication (BIR) at sites of microsatellite-induced replication stalling and fork collapse. The BIR model aims to explain single-step, large expansions of CAG/CTG trinucleotide repeats in dividing cells. BIR has been characterized extensively in Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a mechanism to repair broken DNA replication forks (single-ended DSBs) and degraded telomeric DNA...
June 16, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621305/structural-insights-into-the-function-of-zranb3-in-replication-stress-response
#20
Marek Sebesta, Christopher D O Cooper, Antonio Ariza, Christopher J Carnie, Dragana Ahel
Strategies to resolve replication blocks are critical for the maintenance of genome stability. Among the factors implicated in the replication stress response is the ATP-dependent endonuclease ZRANB3. Here, we present the structure of the ZRANB3 HNH (His-Asn-His) endonuclease domain and provide a detailed analysis of its activity. We further define PCNA as a key regulator of ZRANB3 function, which recruits ZRANB3 to stalled replication forks and stimulates its endonuclease activity. Finally, we present the co-crystal structures of PCNA with two specific motifs in ZRANB3: the PIP box and the APIM motif...
June 16, 2017: Nature Communications
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