Recommended Readings: Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Breaking Bad: How Telomeres Hide from the DNA Damage Response

Titia de Lange, Ph.D., Leon Hess Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, The Rockefeller University

February 28, 2014

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Davoli, T., Denchi, E. L., & de Lange, T. (2010). Persistent telomere damage induces bypass of mitosis and tetraploidy. Cell, 141(1), 81-93

Hockemeyer, D., Sfeir, A. J., Shay, J. W., Wright, W. E., & De Lange, T. (2005). POT1 protects telomeres from a transient DNA damage response and determines how human chromosomes end. EMBO Journal, 24(14), 2667-2678

Jacobs, J. J. L., & De Lange, T. (2005). p16INK4a as a second effector of the telomere damage pathway. Cell Cycle, 4(10), 1364-1368

Konishi, A., & De Lange, T. (2008). Cell cycle control of telomere protection and NHEJ revealed by a ts mutation in the DNA-binding domain of TRF2. Genes and Development, 22(9), 1221-1230

Sfeir, A., & De Lange, T. (2012). Removal of shelterin reveals the telomere end-protection problem. Science, 336(6081), 593-597

Sfeir, A., Kabir, S., Van Overbeek, M., Celli, G. B., & De Lange, T. (2010). Loss of Rap1 induces telomere recombination in the absence of NHEJ or a DNA damage signal. Science, 327(5973), 1657-1661

Wu, P., Takai, H., & De Lange, T. (2012). Telomeric 3′ overhangs derive from resection by Exo1 and apollo and fill-in by POT1b-associated CST. Cell, 150(1), 39-52


Recommended Readings: Michael Strand, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Polydnaviruses: Viral Mutualists and Nature’s Genetic Engineers

Michael Strand, Ph.D., Regents Professor, department of entomology,

University of Georgia

February 21, 2014

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Beck, M. H., & Strand, M. R. (2007). A novel polydnavirus protein inhibits the insect prophenoloxidase activation pathway. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104(49), 19267-19272

Burke, G. R., Thomas, S. A., Eum, J. H., & Strand, M. R. (2013). Mutualistic polydnaviruses share essential replication gene functions with pathogenic ancestors. PLoS Pathogens, 9(5)

Strand, M. R., & Burke, G. R. (2012). Polydnaviruses as symbionts and gene delivery systems. PLoS Pathogens, 8(7), 5

Thoetkiattikul, H., Beck, M. H., & Strand, M. R. (2005). Inhibitor κB-like proteins from a polydnavirus inhibit NF-κB activation and suppress the insect immune response. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(32), 11426-11431

Webb, B. A., Strand, M. R., Dickey, S. E., Beck, M. H., Hilgarth, R. S., Barney, W. E., . . . Witherell, R. A. (2006). Polydnavirus genomes reflect their dual roles as mutualists and pathogens. Virology, 347(1), 160-174


Recommended Readings: Wei Yang, Ph.D. March 10

Monday, March 10, 2014
4:00 p.m., Carson Family Auditorium

Wei Yang, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator and Section Chief
Department of Molecular Biology
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Human DNA polymerase η: from Chemistry to Cancer Biology

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Biertümpfel, C., Zhao, Y., Kondo, Y., Ramón-Maiques, S., Gregory, M., Lee, J. Y., … Yang, W. (2010). Structure and mechanism of human DNA polymerase η. Nature, 465(7301), 1044–1048. doi:10.1038/nature09196

Nakamura, T., Zhao, Y., Yamagata, Y., Hua, Y., & Yang, W. (2012). Watching DNA polymerase η make a phosphodiester bond. Nature, 487(7406), 196–201. doi:10.1038/nature11181

Zhao, Y., Biertümpfel, C., Gregory, M. T., Hua, Y.-J., Hanaoka, F., & Yang, W. (2012). Structural basis of human DNA polymerase η-mediated chemoresistance to cisplatin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(19), 7269–7274. doi:10.1073/pnas.1202681109

Zhao, Y., Gregory, M. T., Biertümpfel, C., Hua, Y., Hanaoka, F., & Yang, W. (2013). Mechanism of somatic hypermutation at the WA motif by human DNA polymerase η. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(20), 8146–8151. doi:10.1073/pnas.1303126110

Review Papers

Lange, S. S., Takata, K., & Wood, R. D. (2011). DNA polymerases and cancer. Nature Reviews Cancer, 11(2), 96–110. doi:10.1038/nrc2998

Sale, J. E., Lehmann, A. R., & Woodgate, R. (2012). Y-family DNA polymerases and their role in tolerance of cellular DNA damage. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, 13(3), 141–152. doi:10.1038/nrm3289

Yang, W. (2003). Damage repair DNA polymerases Y. Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 13(1), 23–30. doi:10.1016/S0959-440X(02)00003-9

Recommended Readings: Ueli Schibler Ph.D. February 14

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, February 14, 2014
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Ueli Schibler, PhD
University of Geneva
Department of Molecular Biology

The Mammalian Circadian Timing System: Communication Between Clocks

Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Balsalobre, A., Brown, S.A., Marcacci, L., … Schibler, U. (2000). Resetting of circadian time in peripheral tissues by glucocorticoid signaling. Science, 289(5488), 2344–2347. doi:10.1126/science.289.5488.2344

Balsalobre, A., Damiola, F., & Schibler, U. (1998). A serum shock induces circadian gene expression in mammalian tissue culture cells. Cell, 93(6), 929–937. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81199-X

Damiola, F., Le Minh, N., Preitner, N., … Schibler, U. (2000). Restricted feeding uncouples circadian oscillators in peripheral tissues from the central pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Genes & Development, 14(23), 2950–2961. doi:10.1101/gad.183500

Gerber, A., Esnault, C., Aubert, G., Treisman, R., Pralong, F., & Schibler, U. (2013). Blood-borne circadian signal stimulates daily oscillations in actin dynamics and SRF activity. Cell, 152(3), 492–503. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2012.12.027

Kornmann, B., Schaad, O., Bujard, H., Takahashi, J. S., & Schibler, U. (2007). System-driven and oscillator-dependent circadian transcription in mice with a conditionally active liver clock. PLoS Biology, 5(2), e34. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050034

Review Papers

Dibner, C., Schibler, U., & Albrecht, U. (2010). The mammalian circadian timing system: organization and coordination of central and peripheral clocks. Annual Review of Physiology, 72, 517–549. doi:10.1146/annurev-physiol-021909-135821

Gachon, F., Nagoshi, E., Brown, S. a, Ripperger, J., & Schibler, U. (2004). The mammalian circadian timing system: from gene expression to physiology. Chromosoma, 113(3), 103–112. doi:10.1007/s00412-004-0296-2

Schibler, U., & Sassone-Corsi, P. (2002). A web of circadian pacemakers. Cell, 111(7), 919–922. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(02)01225-4