SUMO in the DNA Double-Stranded Break Response: Similarities, Differences, and Cooperation with Ubiquitin

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  • Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology and Institute of Cancer and Genomics, Medical and Dental School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK. Electronic address: j.morris.3@bham.ac.uk.
  • Birmingham Centre for Genome Biology and Institute of Cancer and Genomics, Medical and Dental School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, UK.

Abstract

In recent years, our knowledge of the varied role that ubiquitination plays in promoting signal amplification, novel protein interactions, and protein turnover has progressed rapidly. This is particularly remarkable in the examination of how DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) are repaired, with many components of the ubiquitin (Ub) conjugation, de-conjugation, and recognition machinery now identified as key factors in DSB repair. In addition, a member of the Ub-like family, small Ub-like modifier (SUMO), has also been recognised as integral for efficient repair. Here, we summarise our emerging understanding of SUMOylation both as a distinct modification and as a cooperative modification with Ub, using the cellular response to DNA DSBs as the primary setting to compare these modifications.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3376-3387
JournalJournal of Molecular Biology
Volume429
Issue number22
Early online date17 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2017