Tetrameric Ctp1 coordinates DNA binding and DNA bridging in DNA double-strand-break repair
Ctp1 (also known as CtIP or Sae2) collaborates with Mre11-Rad50-Nbs1 to initiate repair of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs), but its functions remain enigmatic. In this paper, we report that tetrameric Schizosaccharomyces pombe Ctp1 contains multivalent DNA-binding and DNA-bridging activities. Through structural and biophysical analyses of the Ctp1 tetramer, we define the salient features of Ctp1 architecture: an N-terminal interlocking tetrameric helical dimer-of-dimers (THDD) domain and a central intrinsically disordered region (IDR) linked to C-terminal 'RHR' DNA-interaction motifs. The THDD, IDR and RHR are required for Ctp1 DNA-bridging activity in vitro, and both the THDD and RHR are required for efficient DSB repair in S. pombe. Finally, our results establish non-nucleolytic roles of Ctp1 in binding and coordination of DSB-repair intermediates and suggest that ablation of human CtIP DNA binding by truncating mutations underlie the CtIP-linked Seckel and Jawad syndromes.
- Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Research Triangle Park, NC (United States). National Inst. of Health. National Inst. of Environmental Health Sciences. Genome Integrity and Structural Biology Lab.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Grant/Contract Number:
- W-31-109-Eng-38; 1Z01ES102765; 1Z01ES021016
- Accepted Manuscript
- Journal Name:
- Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1545-9993
- Nature Publishing Group
- Research Org:
- Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS), Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Inst. of Health (NIH) (United States)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; DNA; Double-strand DNA breaks; X-ray crystallography
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