Articles by Jana Suchánková in JoVE
Advanced Confocal Microscopy Techniques to Study Protein-protein Interactions and Kinetics at DNA Lesions Soňa Legartová*1, Jana Suchánková*1, Jana Krejčí1, Alena Kovaříková1, Eva Bártová1 1Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences Laser microirradiation is a useful tool for studies of DNA repair in living cells. A methodological approach for the use of UVA lasers to induce various DNA lesions is shown. We have optimized a method for local microirradiation that maintains the normal cell cycle; thus, irradiated cells proceed through mitosis.
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PRMT1 Arginine Methyltransferase Accumulates in Cytoplasmic Bodies That Respond to Selective Inhibition and DNA Damage European Journal of Histochemistry : EJH. | Pubmed ID: 24998928 Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) are responsible for symmetric and asymmetric methylation of arginine residues of nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins. In the nucleus, PRMTs belong to important chromatin modifying enzymes of immense functional significance that affect gene expression, splicing and DNA repair. By time-lapse microscopy we have studied the sub-cellular localization and kinetics of PRMT1 after inhibition of PRMT1 and after irradiation. Both transiently expressed and endogenous PRMT1 accumulated in cytoplasmic bodies that were located in the proximity of the cell nucleus. The shape and number of these bodies were stable in untreated cells. However, when cell nuclei were microirradiated by UV-A, the mobility of PRMT1 cytoplasmic bodies increased, size was reduced, and disappeared within approximately 20 min. The same response occurred after γ-irradiation of the whole cell population, but with delayed kinetics. Treatment with PRMT1 inhibitors induced disintegration of these PRMT1 cytoplasmic bodies and prevented formation of 53BP1 nuclear bodies (NBs) that play a role during DNA damage repair. The formation of 53BP1 NBs was not influenced by PRMT1 overexpression. Taken together, we show that PRMT1 concentrates in cytoplasmic bodies, which respond to DNA injury in the cell nucleus, and to treatment with various PRMT1 inhibitors.
Function of Heterochromatin Protein 1 During DNA Repair Protoplasma. | Pubmed ID: 28236007 This review focuses on the function of heterochromatin protein HP1 in response to DNA damage. We specifically outline the regulatory mechanisms in which HP1 and its interacting partners are involved. HP1 protein subtypes (HP1α, HP1β, and HP1γ) are the main components of constitutive heterochromatin, and HP1α and HP1β in particular are responsible for heterochromatin maintenance. The recruitment of these proteins to DNA lesions is also important from the perspective of proper DNA repair mechanisms. For example, HP1α is necessary for the binding of the main DNA damage-related protein 53BP1 at DNA repair foci, which are positive not only for the HP1α protein but also for the RAD51 protein, a component of DNA repair machinery. The HP1β protein also appears in monomeric form in DNA lesions together with the evolutionarily well-conserved protein called proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). The role of HP1 in DNA lesions is also mediated via the Kap1 transcription repressor. Taken together, these results indicate that the function of HP1 after DNA injury depends strongly on the kinetics of other DNA repair-related factors and their post-translational modifications, such as the phosphorylation of Kap-1.