Neuroscience Information Framework

Options
Only Pubmed Central
Include Pubmed Central
Sections
Title
Abstract
Introduction
Methods
Results
Supplement
Appendix
Contributions
Background
Commentary
Funding
Limitations
Caption
FILTERS

Interplay between the Smc5/6 complex and the Mph1 helicase in recombinational repair.

Authors:
Chen YH, Choi K, Szakal B, Arenz J, Duan X, Ye H, Branzei D, Zhao X
Affiliation:
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Abstract

The evolutionarily conserved Smc5/6 complex is implicated in recombinational repair, but its function in this process has been elusive. Here we report that the budding yeast Smc5/6 complex directly binds to the DNA helicase Mph1. Mph1 and its helicase activity define a replication-associated recombination subpathway. We show that this pathway is toxic when the Smc5/6 complex is defective, because mph1Delta and its helicase mutations suppress multiple defects in mutants of the Smc5/6 complex, including their sensitivity to replication-blocking agents, growth defects, and inefficient chromatid separation, whereas MPH1 overexpression exacerbates some of these defects. We further demonstrate that Mph1 and its helicase activity are largely responsible for the accumulation of potentially deleterious recombination intermediates in mutants of the Smc5/6 complex. We also present evidence that mph1Delta does not alleviate sensitivity to DNA damage or the accumulation of recombination intermediates in cells lacking Sgs1, which is thought to function together with the Smc5/6 complex. Thus, our results reveal a function of the Smc5/6 complex in the Mph1-dependent recombinational subpathway that is distinct from Sgs1. We suggest that the Smc5/6 complex can counteract/modulate a pro-recombinogenic function of Mph1 or facilitate the resolution of recombination structures generated by Mph1.

BioGRID Links

  1. Welcome

    Welcome to NIF. Explore available research resources: data, tools and materials, from across the web

  2. Community Resources

    Search for resources specially selected for NIF community

  3. More Resources

    Search across hundreds of additional biomedical databases

  4. Literature

    Search Pub Med abstracts and full text from PubMed Central

  5. Insert your Query

    Enter your search terms here and hit return. Search results for the selected tab will be returned.

  6. Join the Community

    Click here to login or register and join this community.

  7. Categories

    Narrow your search by selecting a category. For additional help in searching, view our tutorials.

  8. Query Info

    Displays the total number of search results. Provides additional information on search terms, e.g., automated query expansions, and any included categories or facets. Expansions, filters and facets can be removed by clicking on the X. Clicking on the + restores them.

  9. Search Results

    Displays individual records and a brief description. Click on the icons below each record to explore additional display options.

X