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A Genome-Wide Screen Identifies the Evolutionarily Conserved KEOPS Complex as a Telomere Regulator

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Laura Maringele, Dr Mikhajlo Zubko, Professor David Lydall

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Abstract

Telomere capping is the essential function of telomeres. To identify new genes involved in telomere capping, we carried out a genome-wide screen in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for suppressors of cdc13-1, an allele of the telomere-capping protein Cdc13. We report the identification of five novel suppressors, including the previously uncharacterized gene YML036W, which we name CGI121. Cgi121 is part of a conserved protein complex-the KEOPS complex-containing the protein kinase Bud32, the putative peptidase Kae1, and the uncharacterized protein Gon7. Deletion of CGI121 suppresses cdc13-1 via the dramatic reduction in ssDNA levels that accumulate in cdc13-1 cgi121 mutants. Deletion of BUD32 or other KEOPS components leads to short telomeres and a failure to add telomeres de novo to DNA double-strand breaks. Our results therefore indicate that the KEOPS complex promotes both telomere uncapping and telomere elongation. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Downey M, Houlsworth R, Maringele L, Rollie A, Brehme M, Galicia S, Guillard S, Partington M, Zubko MK, Krogan NJ, Emili A, Greenblatt JF, Harrington L, Lydall D, Durocher D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cell

Year: 2006

Volume: 124

Issue: 6

Pages: 1155-1168

ISSN (print): 0092-8674

ISSN (electronic): 1097-4172

Publisher: Cell Press

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2005.12.044

DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2005.12.044

PubMed id: 16564010


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