Nov 23, 2015

YGR042W/MTE1 Functions in Double-Strand Break Repair with MPH1

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Askar YimitGrant W Brown

Abstract

Double-strand DNA breaks occur upon exposure of cells to agents such as ionizing radiation and ultraviolet light or indirectly through replication fork collapse at DNA damage sites. If left unrepaired double-strand breaks can cause genome instability and cell death. In response to DNA damage, proteins involved in double-strand break repair by homologous recombination re-localize into discrete nuclear foci. We identified 29 proteins that co-localize with the recombination repair protein Rad52 in response to DNA damage. Of particular interest, Ygr042w/Mte1, a protein of unknown function, showed robust colocalization with Rad52. Mte1 foci fail to form when the DNA helicase Mph1 is absent. Mte1 and Mph1 form a complex, and are recruited to double-strand breaks in vivo in a mutually dependent manner. Mte1 is important for resolution of Rad52 foci during double-strand break repair, and for suppressing break-induced replication. Together our data indicate that Mte1 functions with Mph1 in double-strand break repair.

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In Vivo
Mte1 protein, S cerevisiae
RAD52 gene
RAD51D
Double Strand Break Repair
Infusion of Recombinant Protein
Virus Replication
Break-Induced Replication
Homologous Recombination
Staphylococcal Protein A

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