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RecBCD enzyme overproduction impairs DNA repair and homologous recombination in Escherichia coli


Đermić, Damir; Halupecki, Edyta; Zahradka, Davor; Petranović, Mirjana
RecBCD enzyme overproduction impairs DNA repair and homologous recombination in Escherichia coli // Research in microbiology, 156 (2005), 3; 304-311 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
RecBCD enzyme overproduction impairs DNA repair and homologous recombination in Escherichia coli

Autori
Đermić, Damir ; Halupecki, Edyta ; Zahradka, Davor ; Petranović, Mirjana

Izvornik
Research in microbiology (0923-2508) 156 (2005), 3; 304-311

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
RecBCD enzyme; Double-strand break repair; UV and gamma-irradiation; Homologous recombination

Sažetak
The Escherichia coli RecBCD enzyme is a powerful helicase and nuclease that processes DNA molecules containing blunt double-strand DNA end(s). Mutants deprived of RecBCD enzyme functions are extremely sensitive to DNA-damaging agents, poorly viable and severely deficient in homologous recombination. Remarkably, such important cellular functions rely on only about 10 molecules of RecBCD present in a cell. To determine the effect of an increased concentration of RecBCD enzyme and its derivatives on cellular processes that depend on the enzyme, we introduced wild-type and mutant alleles of recBCD genes on a low-copy-number plasmid into recB and wild-type bacteria and assessed their capacity for DNA repair and homologous recombination. We found that the overproduction of RecBCD enzyme, as well as RecBC and their nuclease-deficient derivatives, impairs both DNA repair and homologous recombination in E. coli. We also show that chromosomal degradation was increased in gamma-irradiated bacteria overproducing RecBCD but not in those overproducing RecBC enzyme, indicating that the increased nuclease activity is not the reason for defective DNA repair and homologous recombination observed in those cells. Our collective results suggest that DNA binding and processive helicase activities of the overproduced RecBCD enzyme, or its derivates, impair DNA repair and homologous recombination in E. coli. The cells control these activities of RecBCD by maintaining its extremely low concentration, thereby allowing an efficient DNA repair and homologous recombination.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Biologija



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Projekt / tema
0098070
0098071

Ustanove
Institut "Ruđer Bošković", Zagreb

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