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Chromatin organization revealed by nanostructure of irradiation induced ?H2AX, 53BP1 and Rad51 foci.

ABSTRACT: The spatial distribution of DSB repair factors ?H2AX, 53BP1 and Rad51 in ionizing radiation induced foci (IRIF) in HeLa cells using super resolution STED nanoscopy after low and high linear energy transfer (LET) irradiation was investigated. 53BP1 and ?H2AX form IRIF with same mean size of (540?±?40) nm after high LET irradiation while the size after low LET irradiation is significantly smaller. The IRIF of both repair factors show nanostructures with partial anti-correlation. These structures are related to domains formed within the chromatin territories marked by ?H2AX while 53BP1 is mainly situated in the perichromatin region. The nanostructures have a mean size of (129?±?6) nm and are found to be irrespective of the applied LET and the labelled damage marker. In contrast, Rad51 shows no nanostructure and a mean size of (143?±?13) nm independent of LET. Although Rad51 is surrounded by 53BP1 it strongly anti-correlates meaning an exclusion of 53BP1 next to DSB when decision for homologous DSB repair happened.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5240115 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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