Cellular physiology of mismatch repair

X. Wu, Zain I Khalpey, Marilia Cascalho

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Abstract

The DNA mismatch repair system maintains genomic stability by correcting DNA sequence errors generated during DNA replication, during genetic exchanges between chromosomes i.e., recombination, and by correcting DNA lesions caused by mutagenic agents such as cis-platinum. Post-synthesis mismatch repair improves almost 1000-fold the fidelity of DNA replication; however, the functions of mismatch repair proteins extend well beyond DNA repair. Recent studies suggest that mismatch repair is part of the machinery that couples DNA damage and repair to cell cycle regulation and apoptosis. These studies indicate that tolerance to certain DNA lesions (such as methylation and cis-platinum adducts) is associated with inefficient activation of cell cycle checkpoints and inefficient activation of apoptosis in mismatch repair deficient cells. Hence, mismatch repair proteins regulate the survival threshold to DNA damage, and this function provides a novel platform for understanding the role of mismatch repair in B cells, in tumor formation, as well as in resistance to chemotherapy. In this communication, we review how mismatch repair may contribute to the physiology of cells and may be regulated by the intracellular trafficking of mismatch repair proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4121-4126
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Design
Volume10
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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DNA Mismatch Repair
DNA Replication
DNA Repair
Cisplatin
DNA Damage
Apoptosis
Cell Physiological Phenomena
Proteins
Genomic Instability
DNA
Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Methylation
Genetic Recombination
Cell Cycle
B-Lymphocytes
Chromosomes
Drug Therapy

Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Cancer
  • Cell cycle
  • Mismatch repair
  • Mutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Cellular physiology of mismatch repair. / Wu, X.; Khalpey, Zain I; Cascalho, Marilia.

In: Current Pharmaceutical Design, Vol. 10, No. 32, 2004, p. 4121-4126.

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Wu, X. ; Khalpey, Zain I ; Cascalho, Marilia. / Cellular physiology of mismatch repair. In: Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2004 ; Vol. 10, No. 32. pp. 4121-4126.
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