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Elife 2020 Mar 13;9. doi: 10.7554/eLife.54128.
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Monoubiquitination by the human Fanconi anemia core complex clamps FANCI:FANCD2 on DNA in filamentous arrays.

Tan W , van Twest S , Leis A , Bythell-Douglas R , Murphy VJ , Sharp M , Parker MW , Crismani W , Deans AJ .

FANCI:FANCD2 monoubiquitination is a critical event for replication fork stabilization by the Fanconi anemia (FA) DNA repair pathway. It has been proposed that at stalled replication forks, monoubiquitinated-FANCD2 serves to recruit DNA repair proteins that contain ubiquitin-binding motifs. Here, we have reconstituted the FA pathway in vitro to study functional consequences of FANCI:FANCD2 monoubiquitination. We report that monoubiquitination does not promote any specific exogenous protein:protein interactions, but instead stabilizes FANCI:FANCD2 heterodimers on dsDNA. This clamping requires monoubiquitination of only the FANCD2 subunit. We further show using electron microscopy that purified monoubiquitinated FANCI:FANCD2 forms filament-like arrays on long dsDNA. Our results reveal how monoubiquitinated FANCI:FANCD2, defective in many cancer types and all cases of FA, is activated upon DNA binding.

PubMed ID: 32167469
PMC ID: PMC7156235
Article link: Elife
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Species referenced: Xenopus
Genes referenced: babam2 brip1 fan1 fancd2 fanci id2 mcm5 sf3b1 slx4

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Alcón, FANCD2-FANCI is a clamp stabilized on DNA by monoubiquitination of FANCD2 during DNA repair. 2020, Pubmed