DNA replication stress, an important source of genomic instability, arises upon different types of DNA replication perturbations, including those that stall replication fork progression. Inhibitors of the cellular pool of deoxynucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs) slow down DNA synthesis throughout the genome. Following depletion of dNTPs, the highly conserved replication checkpoint kinase pathway, also known as the S-phase checkpoint, preserves the functionality and structure of stalled DNA replication forks and prevents chromosome fragmentation. The underlying mechanisms involve pathways extrinsic to replication forks, such as those involving regulation of the ribonucleotide reductase activity, the temporal program of origin firing, and cell cycle transitions. In addition, the S-phase checkpoint modulates the function of replisome components to promote replication integrity. This review summarizes the various functions of the replication checkpoint in promoting replication fork stability and genome integrity in the face of replication stress caused by dNTP depletion.
S-phase checkpoint regulations that preserve replication and chromosome integrity upon dNTP depletion / M. Giannattasio, D. Branzei. - In: CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES. - ISSN 1420-9071. - 74:13(2017 Feb 20), pp. 2474-2478.
|Titolo:||S-phase checkpoint regulations that preserve replication and chromosome integrity upon dNTP depletion|
GIANNATTASIO, MICHELE (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||ATR/Mec1/Rad3; Rad53/CHK1/Cds1; Stalled replication forks; Fork remodeling; Chromosome fragility; Nucleases; Helicases|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||20-feb-2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00018-017-2474-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|