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DNA quality control by conformational readout on the undamaged strand of the double helix.


Buterin, T; Meyer, C; Giese, B; Naegeli, H (2005). DNA quality control by conformational readout on the undamaged strand of the double helix. Chemistry & Biology, 12(8):913-922.

Abstract

Synthetic DNA probes were incubated in human cell extracts to dissect the early step of bulky lesion recognition in the nucleotide excision repair pathway. Excision was induced upon combination of the target adduct with either a two-sided bulge, involving both the damaged sequence and its undamaged partner strand, or a one-sided bulge, affecting exclusively the undamaged complementary sequence. Surprisingly, the same adduct became refractory to repair when only the modified strand was bulged out of the double helix. Adduct removal was further dependent on an intact opposing strand and, at carcinogen-DNA adducts, the assembly of excision complexes was triggered by a single flipped-out deoxyribonucleotide in the complementary sequence. These findings describe a mechanism of molecular readout in DNA repair that, unexpectedly, is entirely confined to the undamaged side of the double helix.

Synthetic DNA probes were incubated in human cell extracts to dissect the early step of bulky lesion recognition in the nucleotide excision repair pathway. Excision was induced upon combination of the target adduct with either a two-sided bulge, involving both the damaged sequence and its undamaged partner strand, or a one-sided bulge, affecting exclusively the undamaged complementary sequence. Surprisingly, the same adduct became refractory to repair when only the modified strand was bulged out of the double helix. Adduct removal was further dependent on an intact opposing strand and, at carcinogen-DNA adducts, the assembly of excision complexes was triggered by a single flipped-out deoxyribonucleotide in the complementary sequence. These findings describe a mechanism of molecular readout in DNA repair that, unexpectedly, is entirely confined to the undamaged side of the double helix.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Date:August 2005
Deposited On:27 Mar 2009 14:03
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:35
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1074-5521
Funders:Swiss National Science Foundation
Publisher DOI:10.1016/j.chembiol.2005.06.011
PubMed ID:16125103
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-5774

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