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Replication dynamics of recombination-dependent replication forks

Naiman, Karel, Campillo-Funollet, Eduard, Watson, Adam T., Budden, Alice, Miyabe, Izumi, Carr, Antony M. (2021) Replication dynamics of recombination-dependent replication forks. Nature Communications, 12 . Article Number 923. ISSN 2041-1723. E-ISSN 2041-1723. (doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21198-0) (KAR id:90464)

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Replication forks restarted by homologous recombination are error prone and replicate both strands semi-conservatively using Pol δ. Here, we use polymerase usage sequencing to visualize in vivo replication dynamics of HR-restarted forks at an S. pombe replication barrier, RTS1, and model replication by Monte Carlo simulation. We show that HR-restarted forks synthesise both strands with Pol δ for up to 30 kb without maturing to a δ/ε configuration and that Pol α is not used significantly on either strand, suggesting the lagging strand template remains as a gap that is filled in by Pol δ later. We further demonstrate that HR-restarted forks progress uninterrupted through a fork barrier that arrests canonical forks. Finally, by manipulating lagging strand resection during HR-restart by deleting pku70, we show that the leading strand initiates replication at the same position, signifying the stability of the 3′ single strand in the context of increased resection.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/s41467-021-21198-0
Uncontrolled keywords: Communication and replication; DNA replication
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH581.2 Cell Biology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: Amy Boaler
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 13:49 UTC
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 09:24 UTC
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