Requirement of Nse1, a subunit of the Smc5-Smc6 complex, for Rad52-dependent postreplication repair of UV-damaged DNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Sergio R. Santa Maria, Venkateswarlu Gangavarapu, Robert E. Johnson, Louise Prakash, Satya Prakash

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Abstract

In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, postreplication repair (PRR) of UV-damaged DNA occurs by a Rad6-Rad18- and an Mms2-Ubcl3-Rad5-dependent pathway or by a Rad52-dependent pathway. The Rad5 DNA helicase activity is specialized for promoting replication fork regression and template switching; previously, we suggested a role for the Rad5-dependent PRR pathway when the lesion is located on the leading strand and a role for the Rad52 pathway when the lesion is located on the lagging strand. In this study, we present evidence for the requirement of Nse1, a subunit of the Smc5-Smc6 complex, in Rad52-dependent PRR, and our genetic analyses suggest a role for the Nse1 and Mms21 E3 ligase activities associated with this complex in this repair mode. We discuss the possible ways by which the Smc5-Smc6 complex, including its associated ubiquitin ligase and SUMO ligase activities, might contribute to the Rad52-dependent nonrecombinational and recombinational modes of PRR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8409-8418
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular and Cellular Biology
Volume27
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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