Human DNA ligase I efficiently seals nicks in nucleosomes

D. R. Chafin, J. M. Vitolo, L. A. Henricksen, R. A. Bambara, J. J. Hayes

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Abstract

The access to DNA within nucleosomes is greatly restricted for most enzymes and trans-acting factors that bind DNA. We report here that human DNA ligase I, which carries out the final step of Okazaki fragment processing and of many DNA repair pathways, can access DNA that is wrapped about the surface of a nucleosome in vitro and carry out its enzymatic function with high efficiency. In addition, we find that ligase activity is not affected by the binding of linker histone (H1) but is greatly influenced by the disposition of the core histone tail domains. These results suggest that the window of opportunity for human DNA ligase I may extend well beyond the first stages of chromatin reassembly after DNA replication or repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5492-5501
Number of pages10
JournalEMBO Journal
Volume19
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 16 2000

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DNA Ligases
Nucleosomes
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Histones
DNA
Trans-Activators
Ligases
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Chromatin
Tail
Enzymes
DNA Ligase ATP
Processing

Keywords

  • Chromatin
  • Gene regulation
  • Human DNA ligase
  • Nucleosome

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  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Chafin, D. R., Vitolo, J. M., Henricksen, L. A., Bambara, R. A., & Hayes, J. J. (2000). Human DNA ligase I efficiently seals nicks in nucleosomes. EMBO Journal, 19(20), 5492-5501.

Human DNA ligase I efficiently seals nicks in nucleosomes. / Chafin, D. R.; Vitolo, J. M.; Henricksen, L. A.; Bambara, R. A.; Hayes, J. J.

In: EMBO Journal, Vol. 19, No. 20, 16.10.2000, p. 5492-5501.

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Chafin, DR, Vitolo, JM, Henricksen, LA, Bambara, RA & Hayes, JJ 2000, 'Human DNA ligase I efficiently seals nicks in nucleosomes', EMBO Journal, vol. 19, no. 20, pp. 5492-5501.
Chafin DR, Vitolo JM, Henricksen LA, Bambara RA, Hayes JJ. Human DNA ligase I efficiently seals nicks in nucleosomes. EMBO Journal. 2000 Oct 16;19(20):5492-5501.
Chafin, D. R. ; Vitolo, J. M. ; Henricksen, L. A. ; Bambara, R. A. ; Hayes, J. J. / Human DNA ligase I efficiently seals nicks in nucleosomes. In: EMBO Journal. 2000 ; Vol. 19, No. 20. pp. 5492-5501.
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