DNA End-Joining: From Yeast to Man

Trends Biochem Sci. 1998 Oct;23(10):394-8. doi: 10.1016/s0968-0004(98)01284-5.

Abstract

DNA non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) is a crucial process that has been conserved highly throughout eukaryotic evolution. At its heart is a multiprotein complex containing the KU70-KU80 heterodimer. Recent work has identified additional proteins involved in this pathway, providing insights into the mechanism of NHEJ and revealing exciting links with the control of transcription, telomere length and chromatin structure.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, Nuclear*
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA / metabolism*
  • DNA Helicases*
  • DNA Repair
  • DNA, Fungal / metabolism
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Ku Autoantigen
  • Models, Biological
  • Nuclear Proteins / metabolism
  • Peptide Fragments
  • Peptides / metabolism
  • Pro-Opiomelanocortin / metabolism
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins*
  • Telomere / metabolism

Substances

  • Antigens, Nuclear
  • DNA, Fungal
  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Nuclear Proteins
  • Peptide Fragments
  • Peptides
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • high affinity DNA-binding factor, S cerevisiae
  • joining peptide, pro-opiomelanocortin
  • Pro-Opiomelanocortin
  • DNA
  • DNA Helicases
  • XRCC5 protein, human
  • Xrcc6 protein, human
  • Ku Autoantigen