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Dev Cell ; 56(4): 461-477.e7, 2021 02 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33621493


Homology-directed repair (HDR) safeguards DNA integrity under various forms of stress, but how HDR protects replicating genomes under extensive metabolic alterations remains unclear. Here, we report that besides stalling replication forks, inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) triggers metabolic imbalance manifested by the accumulation of increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) in cell nuclei. This leads to a redox-sensitive activation of the ATM kinase followed by phosphorylation of the MRE11 nuclease, which in HDR-deficient settings degrades stalled replication forks. Intriguingly, nascent DNA degradation by the ROS-ATM-MRE11 cascade is also triggered by hypoxia, which elevates signaling-competent ROS and attenuates functional HDR without arresting replication forks. Under these conditions, MRE11 degrades daughter-strand DNA gaps, which accumulate behind active replisomes and attract error-prone DNA polymerases to escalate mutation rates. Thus, HDR safeguards replicating genomes against metabolic assaults by restraining mutagenic repair at aberrantly processed nascent DNA. These findings have implications for cancer evolution and tumor therapy.

Replicação do DNA , Genoma Humano , Metabolismo , Reparo de DNA por Recombinação , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA2/deficiência , Proteína BRCA2/metabolismo , Hipóxia Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , DNA/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteína Homóloga a MRE11/metabolismo , Modelos Biológicos , Mutação/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Polimerização , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
Nat Cell Biol ; 21(4): 487-497, 2019 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30804506


Failure to complete DNA replication is a stochastic by-product of genome doubling in almost every cell cycle. During mitosis, under-replicated DNA (UR-DNA) is converted into DNA lesions, which are inherited by daughter cells and sequestered in 53BP1 nuclear bodies (53BP1-NBs). The fate of such cells remains unknown. Here, we show that the formation of 53BP1-NBs interrupts the chain of iterative damage intrinsically embedded in UR-DNA. Unlike clastogen-induced 53BP1 foci that are repaired throughout interphase, 53BP1-NBs restrain replication of the embedded genomic loci until late S phase, thus enabling the dedicated RAD52-mediated repair of UR-DNA lesions. The absence or malfunction of 53BP1-NBs causes premature replication of the affected loci, accompanied by genotoxic RAD51-mediated recombination. Thus, through adjusting replication timing and repair pathway choice at under-replicated loci, 53BP1-NBs enable the completion of genome duplication of inherited UR-DNA and prevent the conversion of stochastic under-replications into genome instability.

Estruturas do Núcleo Celular/fisiologia , Dano ao DNA , Período de Replicação do DNA , Proteína 1 de Ligação à Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/fisiologia , Linhagem Celular , Segregação de Cromossomos , Reparo do DNA , Replicação do DNA , Humanos , Proteína Rad52 de Recombinação e Reparo de DNA/metabolismo , Recombinação Genética , Fase S/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a Telômeros/fisiologia
Science ; 358(6364): 797-802, 2017 11 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29123070


DNA replication requires coordination between replication fork progression and deoxynucleotide triphosphate (dNTP)-generating metabolic pathways. We find that perturbation of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) in humans elevates reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are detected by peroxiredoxin 2 (PRDX2). In the oligomeric state, PRDX2 forms a replisome-associated ROS sensor, which binds the fork accelerator TIMELESS when exposed to low levels of ROS. Elevated ROS levels generated by RNR attenuation disrupt oligomerized PRDX2 to smaller subunits, whose dissociation from chromatin enforces the displacement of TIMELESS from the replisome. This process instantly slows replication fork progression, which mitigates pathological consequences of replication stress. Thus, redox signaling couples fluctuations of dNTP biogenesis with replisome activity to reduce stress during genome duplication. We propose that cancer cells exploit this pathway to increase their adaptability to adverse metabolic conditions.

Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Replicação do DNA , Instabilidade Genômica , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Peroxirredoxinas/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Ribonucleotídeo Redutases/metabolismo , Adaptação Biológica , Cromatina/metabolismo , Desoxirribonucleotídeos/metabolismo , Humanos , Redes e Vias Metabólicas , Oxirredução , Transdução de Sinais
Mol Cell ; 66(6): 735-749, 2017 Jun 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28622519


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. A recent development offers a unifying model in which the replication checkpoint guards against global exhaustion of rate-limiting replication regulators. Here we discuss how such a mechanism can prevent catastrophic genome disruption and suggest how to harness this knowledge to advance therapeutic strategies to eliminate cancer cells that inherently proliferate under increased DNA replication stress.

Proliferação de Células , Dano ao DNA , Reparo do DNA , Replicação do DNA , DNA/biossíntese , Instabilidade Genômica , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Animais , Morte Celular , DNA/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Proteína de Replicação A/metabolismo