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© 2020 Reichmann et al.Age-dependent oocyte aneuploidy, a major cause of Down syndrome, is associated with declining sister chromatid cohesion in postnatal oocytes. Here we show that cohesion in postnatal mouse oocytes is regulated by Tex19.1. We show Tex19.1-/- oocytes have defects maintaining chiasmata, missegregate their chromosomes during meiosis, and transmit aneuploidies to the next generation. Furthermore, we show that mouse Tex19.1 inhibits N-end rule protein degradation mediated by its interacting partner UBR2, and that Ubr2 itself has a previously undescribed role in negatively regulating the acetylated SMC3 subpopulation of cohesin in mitotic somatic cells. Lastly, we show that acetylated SMC3 is associated with meiotic chromosome axes in mouse oocytes, and that this population of cohesin is specifically depleted in the absence of Tex19.1. These findings indicate that Tex19.1 regulates UBR protein activity to maintain acetylated SMC3 and sister chromatid cohesion in postnatal oocytes and prevent aneuploidy from arising in the female germline.
Author(s): Reichmann J, Dobie K, Lister LM, Crichton JH, Best D, MacLennan M, Read D, Raymond ES, Hung C-C, Boyle S, Shirahige K, Cooke HJ, Herbert M, Adams IR
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Cell Biology
Online publication date: 30/03/2020
Acceptance date: 11/02/2020
ISSN (print): 0021-9525
ISSN (electronic): 1540-8140
Publisher: Rockefeller University Press
PubMed id: 32232464
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