A replicase clamp-binding dynamin-like protein promotes colocalization of nascent DNA strands and equipartitioning of chromosomes in E.coli

Shogo Ozaki, Yusaku Matsuda, Kenji Keyamura, Hironori Kawakami, Yasunori Noguchi, Kazutoshi Kasho, Komomo Nagata, Tamami Masuda, Yukari Sakiyama, Tsutomu Katayama

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In Escherichia coli, bidirectional chromosomal replication is accompanied by the colocalization of sister replication forks. However, the biological significance of this mechanism and the key factors involved are still largely unknown. In this study, we found that a protein, termed CrfC, helps sustain the colocalization of nascent DNA regions of sister replisomes and promote chromosome equipartitioning. CrfC formed homomultimers that bound to multiple molecules of the clamp, a replisome subunit that encircles DNA, and colocalized with nascent DNA regions in a clamp-binding-dependent manner in living cells. CrfC is a dynamin homolog; however, it lacks the typical membrane-binding moiety and instead possesses a clamp-binding motif. Given that clamps remain bound to DNA after Okazaki fragment synthesis, we suggest that CrfC sustains the colocalization of sister replication forks in a unique manner by linking together the clamp-loaded nascent DNA strands, thereby laying the basis for subsequent chromosome equipartitioning

元の言語英語
ページ(範囲)985-995
ページ数11
ジャーナルCell Reports
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発行部数5
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出版物ステータス出版済み - 5 12 2013

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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