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Elife ; 92020 09 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32936074

RESUMO

Three independent studies show that a protein called ZCWPW1 is able to recognize the histone modifications that initiate the recombination of genetic information during meiosis.


Assuntos
Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Histonas , Animais , DNA , Reparo do DNA , Epigênese Genética , Masculino , Meiose , Camundongos , Leitura
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Mol Cell ; 79(6): 1037-1050.e5, 2020 09 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32882183

RESUMO

DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) are dangerous lesions threatening genomic stability. Fidelity of DSB repair is best achieved by recombination with a homologous template sequence. In yeast, transcript RNA was shown to template DSB repair of DNA. However, molecular pathways of RNA-driven repair processes remain obscure. Utilizing assays of RNA-DNA recombination with and without an induced DSB in yeast DNA, we characterize three forms of RNA-mediated genomic modifications: RNA- and cDNA-templated DSB repair (R-TDR and c-TDR) using an RNA transcript or a DNA copy of the RNA transcript for DSB repair, respectively, and a new mechanism of RNA-templated DNA modification (R-TDM) induced by spontaneous or mutagen-induced breaks. While c-TDR requires reverse transcriptase, translesion DNA polymerase ζ (Pol ζ) plays a major role in R-TDR, and it is essential for R-TDM. This study characterizes mechanisms of RNA-DNA recombination, uncovering a role of Pol ζ in transferring genetic information from transcript RNA to DNA.


Assuntos
DNA/genética , RNA/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , DNA/ultraestrutura , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA/genética , Replicação do DNA/genética , DNA Complementar/genética , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/genética , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/ultraestrutura , Instabilidade Genômica/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , RNA/ultraestrutura , Proteína Rad52 de Recombinação e Reparo de DNA/genética , Adulto Jovem
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Mol Cell ; 79(3): 361-362, 2020 08 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32763222

RESUMO

In this issue of Molecular Cell, Zhang et al. (2020) reveal that ATM triggers RNA methylation of DNA-RNA hybrids formed at double-strand breaks (DSBs) to modulate repair, adding a new layer of complexity to RNA's role in the DNA damage response.


Assuntos
Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , RNA , Adenosina/análogos & derivados , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia , DNA , Reparo do DNA , Metilação
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4345, 2020 08 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32859945

RESUMO

Chromosome movements and programmed DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) promote homologue pairing and initiate recombination at meiosis onset. Meiotic progression involves checkpoint-controlled termination of these events when all homologue pairs achieve synapsis and form crossover precursors. Exploiting the temporo-spatial organisation of the C. elegans germline and time-resolved methods of protein removal, we show that surveillance of the synaptonemal complex (SC) controls meiotic progression. In nuclei with fully synapsed homologues and crossover precursors, removing different meiosis-specific cohesin complexes, which are individually required for SC stability, or a SC central region component causes functional redeployment of the chromosome movement and DSB machinery, triggering whole-nucleus reorganisation. This apparent reversal of the meiotic programme requires CHK-2 kinase reactivation via signalling from chromosome axes containing HORMA proteins, but occurs in the absence of transcriptional changes. Our results uncover an unexpected plasticity of the meiotic programme and show how chromosome signalling orchestrates nuclear organisation and meiotic progression.


Assuntos
Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/metabolismo , Estruturas Cromossômicas/metabolismo , Meiose/fisiologia , Animais , Proteínas de Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolismo , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular , Quinase do Ponto de Checagem 2/metabolismo , Pareamento Cromossômico , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Complexo Sinaptonêmico/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4077, 2020 08 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32796846

RESUMO

Double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most toxic type of DNA lesions. Cells repair these lesions using either end protection- or end resection-coupled mechanisms. To study DSB repair choice, we present the Color Assay Tracing-Repair (CAT-R) to simultaneously quantify DSB repair via end protection and end resection pathways. CAT-R introduces DSBs using CRISPR/Cas9 in a tandem fluorescent reporter, whose repair distinguishes small insertions/deletions from large deletions. We demonstrate CAT-R applications in chemical and genetic screens. First, we evaluate 21 compounds currently in clinical trials which target the DNA damage response. Second, we examine how 417 factors involved in DNA damage response influence the choice between end protection and end resection. Finally, we show that impairing nucleotide excision repair favors error-free repair, providing an alternative way for improving CRISPR/Cas9-based knock-ins. CAT-R is a high-throughput, versatile assay to assess DSB repair choice, which facilitates comprehensive studies of DNA repair and drug efficiency testing.


Assuntos
Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Repetições Palindrômicas Curtas Agrupadas e Regularmente Espaçadas , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/genética , Ciclo Celular , Sobrevivência Celular , Dano ao DNA , Reparo do DNA por Junção de Extremidades , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3940, 2020 08 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32769985

RESUMO

R-loops have both positive and negative impacts on chromosome functions. To identify toxic R-loops in the human genome, here, we map RNA:DNA hybrids, replication stress markers and DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) in cells depleted for Topoisomerase I (Top1), an enzyme that relaxes DNA supercoiling and prevents R-loop formation. RNA:DNA hybrids are found at both promoters (TSS) and terminators (TTS) of highly expressed genes. In contrast, the phosphorylation of RPA by ATR is only detected at TTS, which are preferentially replicated in a head-on orientation relative to the direction of transcription. In Top1-depleted cells, DSBs also accumulate at TTS, leading to persistent checkpoint activation, spreading of γ-H2AX on chromatin and global replication fork slowdown. These data indicate that fork pausing at the TTS of highly expressed genes containing R-loops prevents head-on conflicts between replication and transcription and maintains genome integrity in a Top1-dependent manner.


Assuntos
Replicação do DNA , DNA Topoisomerases Tipo I/metabolismo , Estruturas R-Loop/genética , Regiões Terminadoras Genéticas/genética , Transcrição Genética , Proteínas Mutadas de Ataxia Telangiectasia/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , DNA Topoisomerases Tipo I/genética , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Instabilidade Genômica , Células HEK293 , Células HeLa , Humanos , Fosforilação , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3839, 2020 07 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32737294

RESUMO

Chromatin regulates spatiotemporal gene expression during neurodevelopment, but it also mediates DNA damage repair essential to proliferating neural progenitor cells (NPCs). Here, we uncover molecularly dissociable roles for nucleosome remodeler Ino80 in chromatin-mediated transcriptional regulation and genome maintenance in corticogenesis. We find that conditional Ino80 deletion from cortical NPCs impairs DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair, triggering p53-dependent apoptosis and microcephaly. Using an in vivo DSB repair pathway assay, we find that Ino80 is selectively required for homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair, which is mechanistically distinct from Ino80 function in YY1-associated transcription. Unexpectedly, sensitivity to loss of Ino80-mediated HR is dependent on NPC division mode: Ino80 deletion leads to unrepaired DNA breaks and apoptosis in symmetric NPC-NPC divisions, but not in asymmetric neurogenic divisions. This division mode dependence is phenocopied following conditional deletion of HR gene Brca2. Thus, distinct modes of NPC division have divergent requirements for Ino80-dependent HR DNA repair.


Assuntos
ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/genética , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Cromatina/química , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Células-Tronco Neurais/metabolismo , Neurogênese/genética , Reparo de DNA por Recombinação , ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/deficiência , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Proteína BRCA2/deficiência , Divisão Celular , Cromatina/metabolismo , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , DNA/genética , DNA/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/deficiência , Embrião de Mamíferos , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Neocórtex/citologia , Neocórtex/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Neocórtex/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neurais/citologia , Transdução de Sinais , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição YY1/genética , Fator de Transcrição YY1/metabolismo
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Mol Cell ; 79(2): 221-233.e5, 2020 07 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32603710

RESUMO

Cas9 is a prokaryotic RNA-guided DNA endonuclease that binds substrates tightly in vitro but turns over rapidly when used to manipulate genomes in eukaryotic cells. Little is known about the factors responsible for dislodging Cas9 or how they influence genome engineering. Unbiased detection through proximity labeling of transient protein interactions in cell-free Xenopus laevis egg extract identified the dimeric histone chaperone facilitates chromatin transcription (FACT) as an interactor of substrate-bound Cas9. FACT is both necessary and sufficient to displace dCas9, and FACT immunodepletion converts Cas9's activity from multi-turnover to single turnover. In human cells, FACT depletion extends dCas9 residence times, delays genome editing, and alters the balance between indel formation and homology-directed repair. FACT knockdown also increases epigenetic marking by dCas9-based transcriptional effectors with a concomitant enhancement of transcriptional modulation. FACT thus shapes the intrinsic cellular response to Cas9-based genome manipulation most likely by determining Cas9 residence times.


Assuntos
Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Genoma Humano , Proteínas de Grupo de Alta Mobilidade/metabolismo , Fatores de Elongação da Transcrição/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas Associadas a CRISPR/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , DNA/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Reparo do DNA , Epigênese Genética , Edição de Genes , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Nucleossomos/metabolismo , Xenopus laevis
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(29): 17019-17030, 2020 07 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32611815

RESUMO

DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) trigger transient pausing of nearby transcription, an emerging ATM-dependent response that suppresses chromosomal instability. We screened a chemical library designed to target the human kinome for new activities that mediate gene silencing on DSB-flanking chromatin, and have uncovered the DYRK1B kinase as an early respondent to DNA damage. We showed that DYRK1B is swiftly and transiently recruited to laser-microirradiated sites, and that genetic inactivation of DYRK1B or its kinase activity attenuated DSB-induced gene silencing and led to compromised DNA repair. Notably, global transcription shutdown alleviated DNA repair defects associated with DYRK1B loss, suggesting that DYRK1B is strictly required for DSB repair on active chromatin. We also found that DYRK1B mediates transcription silencing in part via phosphorylating and enforcing DSB accumulation of the histone methyltransferase EHMT2. Together, our findings unveil the DYRK1B signaling network as a key branch of mammalian DNA damage response circuitries, and establish the DYRK1B-EHMT2 axis as an effector that coordinates DSB repair on transcribed chromatin.


Assuntos
Cromatina , Reparo do DNA/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases , Proteínas Tirosina Quinases , Transcrição Genética/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cromatina/genética , Cromatina/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Inativação Gênica , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade/genética , Antígenos de Histocompatibilidade/metabolismo , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/genética , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Tirosina Quinases/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008924, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673314

RESUMO

Microsatellites are short tandem repeats, ubiquitous in all eukaryotes and represent ~2% of the human genome. Among them, trinucleotide repeats are responsible for more than two dozen neurological and developmental disorders. Targeting microsatellites with dedicated DNA endonucleases could become a viable option for patients affected with dramatic neurodegenerative disorders. Here, we used the Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 to induce a double-strand break within the expanded CTG repeat involved in myotonic dystrophy type 1, integrated in a yeast chromosome. Repair of this double-strand break generated unexpected large chromosomal deletions around the repeat tract. These deletions depended on RAD50, RAD52, DNL4 and SAE2, and both non-homologous end-joining and single-strand annealing pathways were involved. Resection and repair of the double-strand break (DSB) were totally abolished in a rad50Δ strain, whereas they were impaired in a sae2Δ mutant, only on the DSB end containing most of the repeat tract. This observation demonstrates that Sae2 plays significant different roles in resecting a DSB end containing a repeated and structured sequence as compared to a non-repeated DSB end. In addition, we also discovered that gene conversion was less efficient when the DSB could be repaired using a homologous template, suggesting that the trinucleotide repeat may interfere with gene conversion too. Altogether, these data show that SpCas9 may not be the best choice when inducing a double-strand break at or near a microsatellite, especially in mammalian genomes that contain many more dispersed repeated elements than the yeast genome.


Assuntos
Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Distrofia Miotônica/genética , Recombinação Genética , Repetições de Trinucleotídeos/genética , Proteína 9 Associada à CRISPR/genética , Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Deleção Cromossômica , Cromossomos Fúngicos/genética , Reparo do DNA por Junção de Extremidades/genética , DNA Ligase Dependente de ATP/genética , Reparo do DNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Endonucleases/genética , Conversão Gênica/genética , Genoma Humano/genética , Humanos , Distrofia Miotônica/patologia , Proteína Rad52 de Recombinação e Reparo de DNA/genética , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Expansão das Repetições de Trinucleotídeos/genética
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Gene ; 758: 144966, 2020 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32687945

RESUMO

RAD21 (also known as KIAA0078, NXP1, HR21, Mcd1, Scc1, and hereafter called RAD21), an essential gene, encodes a DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair protein that is evolutionarily conserved in all eukaryotes from budding yeast to humans. RAD21 protein is a structural component of the highly conserved cohesin complex consisting of RAD21, SMC1a, SMC3, and SCC3 [STAG1 (SA1) and STAG2 (SA2) in metazoans] proteins, involved in sister chromatid cohesion. This function is essential for proper chromosome segregation, post-replicative DNA repair, and prevention of inappropriate recombination between repetitive regions. In interphase, cohesin also functions in the control of gene expression by binding to numerous sites within the genome. In addition to playing roles in the normal cell cycle and DNA DSB repair, RAD21 is also linked to the apoptotic pathways. Germline heterozygous or homozygous missense mutations in RAD21 have been associated with human genetic disorders, including developmental diseases such as Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS) and chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) called Mungan syndrome, respectively, and collectively termed as cohesinopathies. Somatic mutations and amplification of the RAD21 have also been widely reported in both human solid and hematopoietic tumors. Considering the role of RAD21 in a broad range of cellular processes that are hot spots in neoplasm, it is not surprising that the deregulation of RAD21 has been increasingly evident in human cancers. Herein, we review the biology of RAD21 and the cellular processes that this important protein regulates and discuss the significance of RAD21 deregulation in cancer and cohesinopathies.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Reparo do DNA/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Apoptose/genética , Esôfago de Barrett/genética , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Síndrome de Cornélia de Lange/genética , Hematopoese/genética , Humanos , Pseudo-Obstrução Intestinal/genética , Meiose/genética , Neoplasias/patologia
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PLoS Genet ; 16(7): e1008949, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32702045

RESUMO

In Paramecium tetraurelia, a large proportion of the germline genome is reproducibly removed from the somatic genome after sexual events via a process involving small (s)RNA-directed heterochromatin formation and DNA excision and repair. How germline limited DNA sequences are specifically recognized in the context of chromatin remains elusive. Here, we use a reverse genetics approach to identify factors involved in programmed genome rearrangements. We have identified a P. tetraurelia homolog of the highly conserved histone chaperone Spt16 subunit of the FACT complex, Spt16-1, and show its expression is developmentally regulated. A functional GFP-Spt16-1 fusion protein localized exclusively in the nuclei where genome rearrangements take place. Gene silencing of Spt16-1 showed it is required for the elimination of all germline-limited sequences, for the survival of sexual progeny, and for the accumulation of internal eliminated sequence (ies)RNAs, an sRNA population produced when elimination occurs. Normal accumulation of 25 nt scanRNAs and deposition of silent histone marks H3K9me3 and H3K27me3 indicated that Spt16-1 does not regulate the scanRNA-directed heterochromatin pathway involved in the early steps of DNA elimination. We further show that Spt16-1 is required for the correct nuclear localization of the PiggyMac (Pgm) endonuclease, which generates the DNA double-strand breaks required for DNA elimination. Thus, Spt16-1 is essential for Pgm function during programmed genome rearrangements. We propose a model in which Spt16-1 mediates interactions between the excision machinery and chromatin, facilitating endonuclease access to DNA cleavage sites during genome rearrangements.


Assuntos
Núcleo Celular/genética , Chaperonas de Histonas/genética , Paramecium/genética , Transposases/genética , Sequência de Bases/genética , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Clivagem do DNA , DNA de Protozoário/genética , Endonucleases , Rearranjo Gênico/genética , Genoma de Protozoário/genética , Paramecium/crescimento & desenvolvimento
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 3158, 2020 06 22.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572033

RESUMO

Efficient repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) requires a coordinated DNA Damage Response (DDR), which includes phosphorylation of histone H2Ax, forming γH2Ax. This histone modification spreads beyond the DSB into neighboring chromatin, generating a DDR platform that protects against end disassociation and degradation, minimizing chromosomal rearrangements. However, mechanisms that determine the breadth and intensity of γH2Ax domains remain unclear. Here, we show that chromosomal contacts of a DSB site are the primary determinants for γH2Ax landscapes. DSBs that disrupt a topological border permit extension of γH2Ax domains into both adjacent compartments. In contrast, DSBs near a border produce highly asymmetric DDR platforms, with γH2Ax nearly absent from one broken end. Collectively, our findings lend insights into a basic DNA repair mechanism and how the precise location of a DSB may influence genome integrity.


Assuntos
Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Dano ao DNA , Reparo do DNA , Histonas/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Transformada , Cromatina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Fosforilação
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Nat Med ; 26(7): 1063-1069, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32483361

RESUMO

The mucosal epithelium is a common target of damage by chronic bacterial infections and the accompanying toxins, and most cancers originate from this tissue. We investigated whether colibactin, a potent genotoxin1 associated with certain strains of Escherichia coli2, creates a specific DNA-damage signature in infected human colorectal cells. Notably, the genomic contexts of colibactin-induced DNA double-strand breaks were enriched for an AT-rich hexameric sequence motif, associated with distinct DNA-shape characteristics. A survey of somatic mutations at colibactin target sites of several thousand cancer genomes revealed notable enrichment of this motif in colorectal cancers. Moreover, the exact double-strand-break loci corresponded with mutational hot spots in cancer genomes, reminiscent of a trinucleotide signature previously identified in healthy colorectal epithelial cells3. The present study provides evidence for the etiological role of colibactin in human cancer.


Assuntos
Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla/efeitos dos fármacos , Dano ao DNA/efeitos dos fármacos , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Policetídeos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/microbiologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Escherichia coli/patogenicidade , Humanos , Mutação/efeitos dos fármacos , Motivos de Nucleotídeos/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Biotechnol ; 38(7): 824-844, 2020 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32572269

RESUMO

The development of new CRISPR-Cas genome editing tools continues to drive major advances in the life sciences. Four classes of CRISPR-Cas-derived genome editing agents-nucleases, base editors, transposases/recombinases and prime editors-are currently available for modifying genomes in experimental systems. Some of these agents have also moved rapidly into the clinic. Each tool comes with its own capabilities and limitations, and major efforts have broadened their editing capabilities, expanded their targeting scope and improved editing specificity. We analyze key considerations when choosing genome editing agents and identify opportunities for future improvements and applications in basic research and therapeutics.


Assuntos
Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Edição de Genes , Genoma/genética , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Endonucleases/genética , Edição de Genes/métodos , Humanos , Recombinases/genética , Transposases/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2812, 2020 06 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32499490

RESUMO

Activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) initiates both antibody class switch recombination (CSR) and somatic hypermutation (SHM) in antibody diversification. DNA double-strand break response (DSBR) factors promote rearrangement in CSR, while translesion synthesis (TLS) polymerases generate mutations in SHM. REV7, a component of TLS polymerase zeta, is also a downstream effector of 53BP1-RIF1 DSBR pathway. Here, we study the multi-functions of REV7 and find that REV7 is required for the B cell survival upon AID-deamination, which is independent of its roles in DSBR, G2/M transition or REV1-mediated TLS. The cell death in REV7-deficient activated B cells can be fully rescued by AID-deficiency in vivo. We further identify that REV7-depedent TLS across UNG-processed apurinic/apyrimidinic sites is required for cell survival upon AID/APOBEC deamination. This study dissects the multiple roles of Rev7 in antibody diversification, and discovers that TLS is not only required for sequence diversification but also B cell survival upon AID-initiated lesions.


Assuntos
Linfócitos B/metabolismo , Citidina Desaminase/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Ativação Linfocitária , Proteínas Mad2/metabolismo , Mutação , Animais , Linfócitos B/imunologia , Sobrevivência Celular , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , DNA Polimerase Dirigida por DNA/metabolismo , Feminino , Genótipo , Switching de Imunoglobulina , Masculino , Camundongos , Recombinação Genética , Hipermutação Somática de Imunoglobulina , Uracila-DNA Glicosidase/genética
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PLoS Genet ; 16(6): e1008595, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32502153

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The recombinase RAD51, and its meiosis-specific paralog DMC1 localize at DNA double-strand break (DSB) sites in meiotic prophase. While both proteins are required during meiotic prophase, their spatial organization during meiotic DSB repair is not fully understood. Using super-resolution microscopy on mouse spermatocyte nuclei, we aimed to define their relative position at DSB foci, and how these vary in time. We show that a large fraction of meiotic DSB repair foci (38%) consisted of a single RAD51 nanofocus and a single DMC1 nanofocus (D1R1 configuration) that were partially overlapping with each other (average center-center distance around 70 nm). The vast majority of the rest of the foci had a similar large RAD51 and DMC1 nanofocus, but in combination with additional smaller nanofoci (D2R1, D1R2, D2R2, or DxRy configuration) at an average distance of around 250 nm. As prophase progressed, less D1R1 and more D2R1 foci were observed, where the large RAD51 nanofocus in the D2R1 foci elongated and gradually oriented towards the distant small DMC1 nanofocus. D1R2 foci frequency was relatively constant, and the single DMC1 nanofocus did not elongate, but was frequently observed between the two RAD51 nanofoci in early stages. D2R2 foci were rare (<10%) and nearest neighbour analyses also did not reveal cofoci formation between D1R1 foci. However, overall, foci localized nonrandomly along the SC, and the frequency of the distance distributions peaked at 800 nm, indicating interference and/or a preferred distance between two ends of a DSB. DMC1 nanofoci where somewhat further away from the axial or lateral elements of the synaptonemal complex (SC, connecting the chromosomal axes of homologs) compared to RAD51 nanofoci. In the absence of the transverse filament of the SC, early configurations were more prominent, and RAD51 nanofocus elongation occurred only transiently. This in-depth analysis of single cell landscapes of RAD51 and DMC1 accumulation patterns at DSB repair sites at super-resolution revealed the variability of foci composition, and defined functional consensus configurations that change over time.


Assuntos
Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Fosfato/metabolismo , Prófase , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo , Reparo de DNA por Recombinação , Animais , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Masculino , Camundongos , Espermatócitos/citologia , Espermatócitos/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 2834, 2020 06 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32503981

RESUMO

Recruitment of DNA repair proteins to DNA damage sites is a critical step for DNA repair. Post-translational modifications of proteins at DNA damage sites serve as DNA damage codes to recruit specific DNA repair factors. Here, we show that mRNA is locally modified by m5C at sites of DNA damage. The RNA methyltransferase TRDMT1 is recruited to DNA damage sites to promote m5C induction. Loss of TRDMT1 compromises homologous recombination (HR) and increases cellular sensitivity to DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs). In the absence of TRDMT1, RAD51 and RAD52 fail to localize to sites of reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced DNA damage. In vitro, RAD52 displays an increased affinity for DNA:RNA hybrids containing m5C-modified RNA. Loss of TRDMT1 in cancer cells confers sensitivity to PARP inhibitors in vitro and in vivo. These results reveal an unexpected TRDMT1-m5C axis that promotes HR, suggesting that post-transcriptional modifications of RNA can also serve as DNA damage codes to regulate DNA repair.


Assuntos
DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Recombinação Homóloga , Processamento Pós-Transcricional do RNA/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citosina/metabolismo , DNA (Citosina-5-)-Metiltransferases/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , Metilação , Camundongos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/uso terapêutico , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Rad51 Recombinase/metabolismo , Proteína Rad52 de Recombinação e Reparo de DNA/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nature ; 582(7810): 124-128, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32494071

RESUMO

In most species, homologous chromosomes must recombine in order to segregate accurately during meiosis1. Because small chromosomes would be at risk of missegregation if recombination were randomly distributed, the double-strand breaks (DSBs) that initiate recombination are not located arbitrarily2. How the nonrandomness of DSB distributions is controlled is not understood, although several pathways are known to regulate the timing, location and number of DSBs. Meiotic DSBs are generated by Spo11 and accessory DSB proteins, including Rec114 and Mer2, which assemble on chromosomes3-7 and are nearly universal in eukaryotes8-11. Here we demonstrate how Saccharomyces cerevisiae integrates multiple temporally distinct pathways to regulate the binding of Rec114 and Mer2 to chromosomes, thereby controlling the duration of a DSB-competent state. The engagement of homologous chromosomes with each other regulates the dissociation of Rec114 and Mer2 later in prophase I, whereas the timing of replication and the proximity to centromeres or telomeres influence the accumulation of Rec114 and Mer2 early in prophase I. Another early mechanism enhances the binding of Rec114 and Mer2 specifically on the shortest chromosomes, and is subject to selection pressure to maintain the hyperrecombinogenic properties of these chromosomes. Thus, the karyotype of an organism and its risk of meiotic missegregation influence the shape and evolution of its recombination landscape. Our results provide a cohesive view of a multifaceted and evolutionarily constrained system that allocates DSBs to all pairs of homologous chromosomes.


Assuntos
Cromossomos Fúngicos/genética , Recombinação Homóloga , Meiose , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/citologia , Saccharomyces cerevisiae/genética , Centrômero/genética , Segregação de Cromossomos , Cromossomos Fúngicos/metabolismo , Quebras de DNA de Cadeia Dupla , Período de Replicação do DNA , Meiose/genética , Prófase Meiótica I/genética , Recombinases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Saccharomyces cerevisiae/metabolismo , Telômero/genética , Fatores de Tempo
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