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Malanga, M; Althaus, F R (2004). Poly (ADP-ribose) reactivates stalled DNA topoisomerase I and induces DNA strand break resealing. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279(7):5244-5248.

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Abstract

Regulating the topological state of DNA is a vital function of the enzyme DNA topoisomerase I. However, when acting on damaged DNA, topoisomerase I may get trapped in a covalent complex with nicked DNA (stalled topoisomerase I), that, if unrepaired, may lead to genomic instability or cell death. Here we show that ADP-ribose polymers target specific domains of topoisomerase I and reprogram the enzyme to remove itself from cleaved DNA and close the resulting gap. Two members of the poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase family, PARP-1 and 2, act as poly(ADP-ribose) carriers to stalled topoisomerase I sites and induce efficient repair of enzyme-associated DNA strand breaks. Thus, by counteracting topoisomerase I-induced DNA damage, PARP-1 and PARP-2 act as positive regulators of genomic stability in eukaryotic cells.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:2004
Deposited On:27 Mar 2009 16:04
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 16:58
Publisher:American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
ISSN:0021-9258
Funders:Swiss National Science Foundation
Additional Information:This research was originally published in Malanga, M; Althaus, F R (2004). Poly (ADP-ribose) reactivates stalled DNA topoisomerase I and induces DNA strand break resealing. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279(7):5244-5248. © the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Publisher DOI:10.1074/jbc.C300437200
PubMed ID:14699148
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 79
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