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Ubiquitin ligase WWP2 targets RNA polymerase II in a DNA-PK-dependent transcription shutoff circuitry for DNA repair

ABSTRACT: DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) at RNA polymerase II (RNAPII)-transcribed genes lead to inhibition of transcription. DNA protein kinase (DNA-PK) complex plays a pivotal role in transcription inhibition at DSBs by stimulating proteasome-dependent eviction of RNAPII at these lesions. How DNA-PK triggers RNAPII eviction to inhibit transcription at DSBs remained unclear. Here we show that the HECT E3 ubiquitin ligase WWP2 associates with components of the DNA-PK and RNAPII complexes and is recruited to DSBs at RNAPII-transcribed genes. In response to DSBs, WWP2 targets the RNAPII subunit RPB1 for K48-linked ubiquitylation, thereby driving DNA-PK- and proteasome-dependent eviction of RNAPII. The lack of WWP2 or expression of non-ubiquitylatable RPB1 abrogates the loading of Non-Homologous End-Joining (NHEJ) factors, including DNA-PK and XRCC4/DNA ligase IV, and impairs DSB repair. These findings suggest that WWP2 operates in a DNA-PK-dependent shut-off circuitry for RNAPII clearance that promotes DSB repair by protecting the NHEJ machinery from collision with the transcription machinery.


ORGANISM(S): Homo sapiens  

TISSUE(S): Tissue Not Applicable To Dataset

DISEASE(S): Not Available

SUBMITTER: Alfred Vertegaal  

LAB HEAD: Alfred Vertegaal

PROVIDER: PXD012606 | Pride | 2019-03-29


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