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The Fml1-MHF complex suppresses inter-fork strand annealing in fission yeast

  1. Io Nam Wong
  2. Jacqueline P S Neo
  3. Judith Oehler
  4. Sophie Schafhauser
  5. Fekret Osman
  6. Stephen B Carr
  7. Matthew C Whitby  Is a corresponding author
  1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  2. Research Complex at Harwell, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom
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Cite this article as: eLife 2019;8:e49784 doi: 10.7554/eLife.49784

Abstract

Previously we reported that a process called inter-fork strand annealing (IFSA) causes genomic deletions during the termination of DNA replication when an active replication fork converges on a collapsed fork (Morrow et al., 2017). We also identified the FANCM-related DNA helicase Fml1 as a potential suppressor of IFSA. Here, we confirm that Fml1 does indeed suppress IFSA, and show that this function depends on its catalytic activity and ability to interact with Mhf1-Mhf2 via its C-terminal domain. Finally, a plausible mechanism of IFSA suppression is demonstrated by the finding that Fml1 can catalyse regressed fork restoration in vitro.

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  1. Io Nam Wong

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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  2. Jacqueline P S Neo

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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  3. Judith Oehler

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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  4. Sophie Schafhauser

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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  5. Fekret Osman

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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  6. Stephen B Carr

    Research Complex at Harwell, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom
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  7. Matthew C Whitby

    Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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    matthew.whitby@bioch.ox.ac.uk
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Funding

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/P019706/1)

  • Matthew C Whitby

Wellcome (090767/Z/09/Z)

  • Matthew C Whitby

The funders had no role in study design, data collection and interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication.

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  1. Maria Spies, University of Iowa, United States

Publication history

  1. Received: June 29, 2019
  2. Accepted: December 18, 2019
  3. Accepted Manuscript published: December 19, 2019 (version 1)
  4. Version of Record published: January 9, 2020 (version 2)

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© 2019, Wong et al.

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