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Principles of Biochemistry Fourth Edition Chapter 20 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination Copyright © 2006 Pearson Prentice Hall, Inc. Horton Moran.

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1 Principles of Biochemistry Fourth Edition Chapter 20 DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination Copyright © 2006 Pearson Prentice Hall, Inc. Horton Moran Scrimgeour Perry Rawn

2 Chapter 20 - DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination Holliday junction, an intermediate formed during recombination between two double- stranded DNA molecules

3 Fig 20.1 Semiconservative DNA replication Each strand of DNA acts as a template for synthesis of a new strand Daughter DNA contains one parental and one newly synthesized strand

4 20.1 Chromosomal DNA Replication Is Bidirectional E. coli chromosome is circular, double-stranded DNA (4.6x10 3 kilobase pairs, kb) Replication begins at a unique site (origin) Proceeds bidirectionally until the two replication complexes meet (termination site) Replisome - protein machinery for replication (one replisome at each of 2 replication forks)

5 Fig 20.2 Bidirectional DNA replication in E. coli New strands of DNA are synthesized at the two replication forks where replisomes are located

6 Fig 20.2 (cont)

7 Fig Autoradiograph of a replicating E. coli chromosome

8 Eukaryotic Replication Eukaryotic chromosomes are large linear, double-stranded DNA molecules Fruit fly large chromosomes ~5.0x10 4 kb (~10x larger than E. coli) Replication is bidirectional Multiple sites of initiation of DNA synthesis (versus one site in E. coli)

9 Fig 20.4 Replicating DNA in the fruit fly Large number of replication forks at opposite ends of “bubbles” of duplicated DNA

10 20.2 DNA Polymerase E. coli contains three DNA polymerases DNA polymerase I - repairs DNA and participates in DNA synthesis of one strand DNA polymerase II - role in DNA repair DNA polymerase III - the major DNA replication enzyme, responsible for chain elongation


12 Fig 20.5 DNA Polymerase III: subunit composition Holoenzyme

13 A. Chain Elongation Is a Nucleotidyl- Group-Transfer Reaction Figure 20.6 (next 3 slides) Base pair between incoming deoxynucleotide 5’ triphosphate (blue) and a residue of the parental strand Terminal 3’ OH attacks  -phosphorous of incoming nucleotide to form new phosphodiester linkage




17 B. DNA Polymerase III Remains Bound to the Replication Fork DNA polymerase III is a processive enzyme (remains bound to the replication fork until replication is complete)  -Subunits form a sliding clamp which surrounds the DNA molecule

18 Fig 20.7 Sliding clamp of  -subunits of DNA pol III Two  -subunits associate to form a head-to-tail dimer in the shape of a ring that completely surrounds the DNA Remaining subunits of DNA pol III are bound to this structure E coliarcheabacteriabacteriophage T4

19 Fig 20.8 Bacteriophage DNA polymerase bound to DNA

20 C. Proofreading Corrects Polymerization Errors DNA polymerase III holoenzyme also possesses 3’ 5’ exonuclease activity Pol III can catalyze both chain elongation and degradation Recognizes distortion in the DNA caused by incorrectly paired bases Exonuclease activity removes mispaired nucleotide before polymerization continues

21 20.3 DNA Polymerase Synthesizes Two Strands Simultaneously DNA pol III catalyzes chain elongation only in the 5’3’ direction (antiparallel DNA strands) Leading strand - synthesized by polymerization in the same direction as fork movement Lagging strand - synthesized by polymerization in the opposite direction of fork movement Two core complexes of DNA pol III, one for leading, one for lagging strand

22 Fig Complementar y base pairing and stacking in DNA

23 Fig 20.9 Diagram of the replication fork

24 A. Lagging-Strand Synthesis is Discontinuous Leading strand is synthesized as one continuous polynucleotide (beginning at origin and ending at the termination site) Lagging strand is synthesized discontinuously in short pieces (Okazaki fragments) Pieces of the lagging strand are then joined by a separate reaction

25 Fig Demonstration of discontinuous DNA synthesis

26 Fig 20.10

27 Fig (cont) (From previous slide)

28 B. Each Okazaki Fragment Begins with an RNA Primer Primosome is a complex containing primase enzyme which synthesizes short pieces of RNA at the replication fork (complementary to the lagging-strand template) DNA pol III uses the RNA primer to start the lagging-strand DNA synthesis Replisome - includes primosome, DNA pol III

29 Fig Diagram of lagging-strand synthesis

30 C. Okazaki Fragments Are Joined by Action of DNA Polymerase I and DNA Ligase Okazaki fragments are joined to produce a continuous strand of DNA in 3 steps: (1) Removal of the RNA primer (2) Synthesis of replacement DNA (3) Sealing of adjacent DNA fragments

31 Fig Klenow (large) fragment of DNA pol I, lacks 3’-5’ exonuclease activity Used for DNA synthesis

32 DNA Polymerase I Activities The 5’3’ activity of DNA pol I removes the RNA primer at the beginning of each Okazaki fragment Synthesizes nick translation: polymerase activity synthesizes DNA in place of RNA

33 DNA Ligase Activity Catalyzes the formation of a phosphodiester linkage between 3’-hydroxyl and 5’-phosphate of adjacent Okazaki fragments Eukaryotic enzymes require ATP cosubstrate E. coli DNA ligase uses NAD + as a cosubstrate

34 Fig Joining of Okazaki fragments by DNA pol I and DNA ligase

35 Fig (continued)



38 Fig Mechanism of DNA ligase in E. coli




42 20.4 Model of the Replisome Replisome contains: a primosome, DNA polymerase III holoenzyme, additional proteins DnaB helicase is part of the primosome and facilitates unwinding of the DNA helix Topoisomerases relieve supercoiling ahead of the replicating fork (not part of the replisome) Single-stranded binding proteins (SSBs) stabilize single-stranded DNA

43 Fig Replisome DNA synthesis

44 Fig (continued)



47 Animations DNA Elongation Leading and Lagging Strand Synthesis

48 20.5 Initiation and Termination of DNA Replication Replisome assembles at origin site (oriC) Initial assembly depends on unwinding of the DNA caused by binding certain proteins DnaA is one initiation protein

49 Termination site (ter) Terminator utilization substance (Tus) binds to the ter site Tus inhibits helicase activity and thus prevents replication forks continuing through this region

50 Fig Origin (oriC) and terminus (ter) of DNA replication in E. coli dnaA is gene for protein DnaA (required to initiate replication) Red arrows indicate direction of movement of replication forks

51 Fig E. coli Tus bound to DNA Tus binds to specific sequences at the termination site of DNA replication Tus blocks movement of the replisome by inhibiting the helicase activity of the replisome.

52 Box 20.1 Sequencing DNA Using Dideoxynucleotides Sanger method uses 2’,3’-dideoxynucleoside triphosphates (ddNTPs) which are incorporated at the 3’ end of a growing chain in place of a dNTP Since ddNTPs lack a 3’-hydroxyl group, subsequent nucleotide addition cannot take place Small amounts of ddNTP’s terminate replication of some chains at each step, leaving a set of fragments of different lengths

53 Chemical structure of a ddNTP

54 Box 20.1 Sanger method for sequencing DNA

55 Sanger method for sequencing DNA

56 Sanger method (continued)


58 Automated Dideoxy DNA Sequencing with Fluorescent ddNTPs (

59 20.6 DNA Replication in Eukaryotes Mechanism similar to that in prokaryotes: leading strand continuous synthesis, lagging strand discontinuous synthesis Replication forks move more slowly, but many replication forks Okazaki fragments are shorter in eukaryotes (~ residues) At least 5 different DNA polymerases

60 Fig Eukaryotic cell division cycle

61 Table 20.2

62 Accessory Proteins Associated with the Replication Fork PCNA (proliferating cell nuclear antigen) forms structure resembling  -subunit sliding clamp (E. coli DNA polymerase III) RPC (replication factor C) similar to  complex of DNA pol III RPA (replication factor A) similar to prokaryotic SSB Helicases also present to unwind DNA

63 Animation DNA Replication

64 20.7 Repair of Damaged DNA DNA is the only cellular macromolecule that can be repaired DNA damage includes: base modifications nucleotide deletions or insertions cross-linking of DNA strands breakage of phosphodiester backbone

65 DNA Repair Mechanisms Specific repair enzymes scan DNA to detect any alterations Lesions may be fixed by direct repair, which does not require breaking the phosphodiester backbone of DNA Repair protects individual cells and subsequent generations

66 A. Repair after Photodimerization: An Example of Direct Repair Double-helical DNA is very sensitive to damage by ultaviolet (UV) light Dimerization of adjacent pyrimidines in a DNA strand is common (e.g. thymines) Replication cannot proceed in the presence of pyrimidine dimers (distort the template strand) Thymine dimers are repaired in all organisms

67 Fig Photodimerization of adjacent thymines

68 Fig Repair of thymine dimers by DNA photolyase

69 Fig 20.20

70 Fig (cont)


72 B. Excision Repair DNA can be damaged by alkylation, methylation, deamination, loss of heterocyclic bases (depurination or depyrimidization) General excision-repair pathway can repair many of these defects Overall pathway is similar in all organisms

73 Fig General excision-repair pathway

74 Fig 20.21

75 Fig (cont)

76 Fig Hydrolytic deamination of cytosine to uracil Uracil in place of cytosine causes incorporation of an incorrect base during replication DNA glycosylases hydrolyze base-sugar N-glycosidic bonds Deaminated bases are then removed and replaced

77 Fig Uracil N-glycosylase (human mitochondria) Enzyme is bound to a uracil- containing nucleotide (green) that has been flipped out of the stacked region of DNA

78 Fig Repair of damage from deamination of cytosine

79 Fig (AP site: apurine and apyrimidine sites)

80 Fig (cont)


82 20.8 Homologous Recombination Recombination - exchange or transfer of pieces of DNA from one chromosome to another or within a chromosome Homologous recombination - occurs between pieces of DNA that have closely related sequences Nonhomologous recombination occurs between unrelated sequences (e.g. Transposons )

83 A. The Holliday Model of General Recombination Figure 20.25


85 Fig (cont)

86 B. Recombination in E. coli Recombination starts with generation of single- stranded DNA with a free 3’ end In E. coli, RecBCD endonuclease binds to DNA, cleaves one strand, then unwinds DNA in an ATP-dependent reaction Strand exchange begins when single-stranded DNA invades a neighboring double helix Rec A is a strand exchange protein

87 Fig Strand exchange catalyzed by RecA

88 Fig 20.26

89 Fig (cont)

90 C. Recombination Can Be a Form of Repair Recombination enzymes probably evolved to help DNA repair (confers a selective advantage) Recombination also creates new combinations of genes on a chromosome, increasing chances of evolutionary survival

91 Fig Action of Ruv proteins at Holliday junctions

92 Fig Model of RuvA and RuvB bound to Holliday junction

93 Fig Branch migration and resolution

94 Box 20.2 Molecular Links Between DNA Repair and Breast Cancer Some cancers are due to mutations in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 BRCA1 and BRCA2 are required for normal recombinational repair of double strand breaks (DSB)


96 Fig PCNA (proliferating cell nuclear antigen) Trimeric protein that forms sliding clamp that surrounds DNA Part of eukaryotic replisome

97 Fig Stereo view of a Holliday junction structure

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