DNA replication complexes assembled at origins of replication are intrinsically highly processive. However, their progression is often hindered by lesions in or on the DNA. There is growing evidence that RNA polymerase stalled itself at a lesion in the template strand is a major obstacle, especially in UV-irradiated cells. The data presented in this book provide information and propose model on how modulation of RNA polymerase activity might enable UV-irradiated cells lacking RuvABC to overcome obstacles caused by the stalling of RNA polymerases at UV-induced DNA lesions. The proposed model for replication restart relies on PriA protein, but does not require RecBCD and thus does not proceed via recombination and Holliday junction resolution or even via processing of a DNA end by RecBCD. However, it does require the UvrABC excision repair pathway and RecG protein. The book describes studies indicating that in rpo* cells, replication forks may run directly into lesions in DNA rather than into RNA polymerase stalled at lesions, and that this leads to direct fork rescue without recombination with the aid of SOS induction, which increases excision repair to remove lesions at other sites.
T. thermophila is a good model organism for DNA mismatch repair (MMR) research. Its "big" single-cell body makes it easy to determine the change of chromosomes. Its conjugation (mating) is inducible, which is an advantage for studying protein functions during meiosis. MMR elevates DNA replication fidelity. Checkpoint systems maintain genomic integrity within the cell cycle. If a certain level of DNA damage has been accumulated from the replication process or from DNA damaging agents, the cell cycle will be arrested to allow checking and repairing of the damage. There are mitotic checkpoints and meiotic checkpoints. However, the mechanism of meiotic checkpoint systems is still uncertain. In this book, the relation between meiotic checkpoint and DNA MMR has been studied in T. thermophila, which is interesting in understanding the meiotic checkpoint system in eukaryotes.
The field of Molecular Biology continues to attract and excite the students of all branches of life sciences, including biology and Medicine.The text covers two basic but very important aspects of Molecular Biology, DNA structure and replication. Some of the aspects of DNA structure which the beginners usually find difficult to follow and understand from the usual texts have been discussed and simplified. DNA replication in prokaryotic organisms has been explained. Eukaryotic DNA and its replication has also been covered. The text though appears comprehensive is basically meant for the beginners.
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The investigation of the mammalian genome revealed an organization in distinct domains of different GC-content termed isochores, which are separated by sharp boundaries. Isochores reflect the chromosomal banding pattern and are correlated with various functional features, for instance recombination frequency, gene density, distribution of repetitive elements and DNA replication timing. GC-rich sequences replicate early and GC-poor sequences replicate late during the S-phase. This study was carried out to reveal the behaviour of the replication mechanism at the isochore transition region within a sequence on the human chromosome 22q12.1 in HeLa cells. The book is addressed to interested readers with basic knowledge on molecular biology who want to learn more about the replication process of human DNA sequences.
Chromosome structure is shaped by the proteincomplexes that contain members of the StructuralMaintenance of Chromosome (SMC) family. One of theseprotein complexes called cohesin tethers replicatedchromosomes to mediate sister chromatidcohesion.Sister chromatid cohesion was thought toplay only an indirect role in DNA damage repair. Inthis book, we report our detailed analysis of cohesinin response to a particular type of DNA damage calledDNA double-strand breaks (DSBs).There are three majorconclusions from this work. First,DSBs induce de novorecruitment of cohesins to the broken chromosomes.Second,DSBs induce activation of sister chromatidcohesion by a replication-independent mechanism.Finally, the DSB-induced cohesin is necessary for theefficient repair of DNA breaks. Altogether, ourresults implicate the direct involvement of cohesincomplex in the maintenance of genomic integrity uponDNA breaks and suggest that perturbations ofDSB-specific cohesin pathway could play a role intumorigenesis.
From the discovery of DNA as carrier of the genetic information in the 1940’s until the publication of the human genome in 2001 life science knowledge has increased enormously. However, unlike it was assumed before, not the nucleotide sequence length or gene number alone, but the precise control of the gene expression is crucial for the development of higher organisms. To solve the questions concerning this regulation procedure is the task of the post-genomic era addressed by the field of epigenetics. In the work presented here, the regulation of DNA replication and silencing of the silent mating type locus HML in the baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae were analysed. Although the initiation of DNA replication and gene silencing by heterochromatin formation are two distinct processes, both share key components.
This book reviews the profound and far-reaching concepts that have arisen from the very significant advances in our understanding of chromatin biology from its structural organization to its inevitable impact on transcription. This book aims to be a comprehensive handbook covering the areas in which the regulation of transcription by chromatin dynamics is important, addressing how the various chromatin modification are involved in various cellular processes like gene expression, DNA replication, DNA repair, and DNA recombination and how the chromatin remodeling complexes influences the accessibility of the DNA to cellular transcriptional machinery.
A primer is a strand of nucleic acid that serves as a starting point for DNA replication. They are required because the enzymes that catalyze replication, DNA polymerases, can only add new nucleotides to an existing strand of DNA.The primers are to be designed correctly in thr amplification of a single DNA fragment corresponding to the target reagion of the template molecule.The primer should be complementary to its template strand at the 5' and 3' ends of the DNA region. in order for hybridization to occur . Amplification can occur when mismatching primers are close enough together on opposite strands of DNA - and an unwanted sequence is produced with ends that precisely match the primers. If such an 'incorrect' fragment is synthesized in the early cycles of a PCR, it will be efficiently amplified on subsequent cycles.
The replication of chromosomes can be challenged by endogenous and environmental factors,interfering with the progression of replication forks. Therefore, cells have to coordinate DNA synthesis with mechanisms ensuring the stability and the recovery of halted forks. Homologous recombination (HR) is a universal mechanism that supports DNA repair and the robustness of DNA replication. Nonetheless, mechanisms regulating HR pathways, such as ectopic versus allelic recombination, remain poorly understood. Another essential pathway for genome stability is the wrapping of newly replicated DNA around nucleosomes, which allows the structural organization of the genetic material. Histone chaperones play a crucial role during chromatin assembly, thus I decided to focus on the H3-H4 histone chaperone Chromatin Assembly Factor 1 (CAF-1), to study its role in HR processes in S. pombe. My data support a model according to which CAF-1 allows the stabilization of early recombination intermediates, via nucleosome deposition during the elongation of these intermediates. Therefore, CAF-1 appears to be part of an equilibrium that regulates stability/dissociation of early steps of recombination events.
Helicases Maintain Genome Stability In Schizosaccharomyces Pombe A healthy cell needs to accurately duplicate its genome and pass one copy to each of its daughter cells. The DNA double helix is accessed by replication machinery once per cell cycle during S phase and regulated unwinding of this molecule is essential for replication. However, helicase-mediated unwinding can make the DNA vulnerable to damage or breakage. Therefore, the process of unwinding must be carefully regulated.
In recent years, non-coding DNA sequence has attracted a lot of attention of researchers. This has been mainly due to the realization that a large fraction in some cases the majority of functional DNA in human and other genomes is not encoded by protein-coding sequences but by other sequences, the exact function of which remains elusive. There are clear theoretical reasons and many well documented examples which show that non-coding repetitive DNA is essential for genome function. Generic repeated signals in the DNA are necessary to format expression of unique coding sequence files and to organize additional functions essential for genome replication and accurate transmission to progeny cells. Repetitive DNA sequence elements are also fundamental to the cooperative molecular interactions forming nucleoprotein complexes.
This book examines the interplay between prosody-stress, phrasing, and melody-and interpretation-felicity in discourse, inferences, and emphasis. It presents the main phenomena involved, and introduces current formal analyses of prosodic structure, relevant aspects of discourse structure, intonational meaning, and the relations between them.
DNA molecules possess high density genetic information in living beings, as well as self-assembly and self-recognition properties that make them excellent candidates for many scientific areas, from medicine to nanotechnology. The process of electron transport through DNA is important because DNA repair occurs spontaneously via the process that restores mismatches and lesions, and furthermore, DNA-based molecular electronics in nano-bioelectronics can be possible through the process. Our work considers a one-dimensional one-channel DNA model, a quasi-one-dimensional one-channel DNA model, and a two-dimensional four-channel DNA model by studying the transport properties such as overall contour plots of transmission, localization lengths, the Lyapunov exponent, and current-voltage characteristics as a function of incoming electron energy and magnetic flux. The behavior of these characteristics is analyzed depending on the system parameters, temperature effects, and magnetic flux effects. The study of quantum mechanical electron transport through DNA molecule will enhance understanding of the electrical properties of DNA, both for assessment and repair of damage, and to explore charge-
Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold promise for future cell replacement therapy because they can be induced to differentiate into a wide variety of cell types. DNA methylation is a crucial epigenetic mechanism involved in normal cellular differentiation. The author Lukas Chavez introduces into several experimental and computational methods commonly applied for the analysis of genetic and epigenetic characteristics. Subsequently, he develops and comprehensively describes computational methods for the analysis of novel genome-wide DNA methylation data. In a case study, the computational methods are applied to DNA methylation data derived from hESCs. The author analyzes the interplay between DNA methylation, histone modifications, and transcription factor binding, and investigates the effect of differential methylation on gene expression. The results given in this book extend our knowledge of interactions between genetic and epigenetic mechanisms during early differentiation of hESCs. The book is of most interest not only for stem cell biologists but also for researchers interested in computational methods available for high-throughput studies in health and disease.