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Subtelomeric I-Scel-Mediated Double-Strand Breaks Are Repaired by Homologous Recombination in Trypanosoma cruzi

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Chiurillo, Miguel A. ; Moraes Barros, Roberto R. ; Souza, Renata T. ; Marini, Marjorie M. ; Antonio, Cristiane R. ; Cortez, Danielle R. ; Curto, Maria A. ; Lorenz, Hernan A. ; Schijman, Alejandro G. ; Ramirez, Jose L. ; da Silveira, Jose F.
Número total de Autores: 11
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY; v. 7, DEC 22 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 5
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Trypanosoma cruzi chromosome ends are enriched in surface protein genes and pseudogenes (e.g., trans-sialidases) surrounded by repetitive sequences. It has been proposed that the extensive sequence variability among members of these protein families could play a role in parasite infectivity and evasion of host immune response. In previous reports we showed evidence suggesting that sequences located in these regions are subjected to recombination. To support this hypothesis we introduced a double-strand break (DSB) at a specific target site in a I cruzi subtelomeric region cloned into an artificial chromosome (pTAC). This construct was used to transfect T. cruzi epimastigotes expressing the I-Scel meganuclease. Examination of the repaired sequences showed that DNA repair occurred only through homologous recombination (HR) with endogenous subtelomeric sequences. Our findings suggest that DSBs in subtelomeric repetitive sequences followed by HR between them may contribute to increased variability in T. cruzi multigene families. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/51475-3 - Biologia molecular e celular do parasitismo por Trypanosoma cruzi
Beneficiário:José Franco da Silveira Filho
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 11/51693-0 - Miguel Angel Chiurillo | Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado - Venezuela
Beneficiário:José Franco da Silveira Filho
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Pesquisador Visitante - Internacional