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Suppression of gross chromosomal rearrangements by yKu70-yKu80 heterodimer through DNA damage checkpoints.

Authors:
Banerjee S, Smith S, Myung K
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Abstract

The inactivation of either subunit of the Ku70-Ku80 heterodimer, which functions in nonhomologous end-joining and telomere maintenance, generates severe defects such as sensitivity to DNA damage, telomere shortening, and increased gross chromosomal rearrangements (GCRs) that are frequently observed in many cancers. To understand the mechanism of Ku as a genome gatekeeper, we overexpressed the yKu70-yKu80 heterodimer and monitored the formation of GCRs. Ku overexpression suppressed the formation of either spontaneously generated GCRs or those induced by treatments with different DNA damaging agents. Interestingly, this suppression depended on Ku's interaction with DNA damage checkpoints and not through nonhomologous end-joining. We also demonstrate that the inactivation of telomerase inhibitor, Pif1 along with Ku overexpression or the overexpression of Pif1 in either yku70 or yku80 strains arrested the cell cycle at S phase in a DNA damage checkpoint-dependent fashion. Lastly, Ku overexpression causes cell growth delay, which depends on intact Rad27. In summary, the results presented here suggest that Ku functions as a genomic gatekeeper through its crosstalk with DNA damage checkpoints.

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