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Rooney, JP, George, AD, Patil, A, Begley, U, Bessette, E, Zappala, MR, Huang, X, Conklin, DS, Cunningham, RP and Begley, TJ (2009) Systems based mapping demonstrates that recovery from alkylation damage requires DNA repair, RNA processing, and translation associated networks. Genomics 93:42-51

Abstract

The identification of cellular responses to damage can promote mechanistic insight into stress signalling. We have screened a library of 3968 Escherichia coli gene-deletion mutants to identify 99 gene products that modulate the toxicity of the alkylating agent methyl methanesulfonate (MMS). We have developed an ontology mapping approach to identify functional categories over-represented with MMS-toxicity modulating proteins and demonstrate that, in addition to DNA re-synthesis (replication, recombination, and repair), proteins involved in mRNA processing and translation influence viability after MMS damage. We have also mapped our MMS-toxicity modulating proteins onto an E. coli protein interactome and identified a sub-network consisting of 32 proteins functioning in DNA repair, mRNA processing, and translation. Clustering coefficient analysis identified seven highly connected MMS-toxicity modulating proteins associated with translation and mRNA processing, with the high connectivity suggestive of a coordinated response. Corresponding results from reporter assays support the idea that the SOS response is influenced by activities associated with the mRNA-translation interface.

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PubMed PMC2633870 Online version:10.1016/j.ygeno.2008.09.001

Keywords

Alkylation; DNA Damage; DNA Repair; Escherichia coli/drug effects; Escherichia coli/genetics; Escherichia coli/metabolism; Escherichia coli Proteins/genetics; Escherichia coli Proteins/metabolism; Gene Deletion; Genome, Bacterial; Methyl Methanesulfonate/pharmacology; Mutagens/pharmacology; Mutation; Phenotype; Protein Biosynthesis; Systems Biology; Transcription, Genetic

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