Human tribbles 3 protects nuclear DNA from cytidine deamination by APOBEC3A

Institut Pasteur, France.
Journal of Biological Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.57). 09/2012; 287(46). DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M112.372722
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The human polydeoxynucleotide cytidine deaminases APOBEC3A, APOBEC3C, and APOBEC3H are capable of mutating viral DNA in the
nucleus, whereas APOBEC3A alone efficiently edits nuclear DNA. Deamination is rapidly followed by excision of uracil residues
and can lead to double-stranded breaks. It is not known to which protein networks these DNA mutators belong. Using a yeast
two-hybrid screen, we identified the human homolog of Drosophila Tribbles 3, TRIB3, as an interactor for APOBEC3A and APOBEC3C. The interaction was confirmed by co-affinity purification.
Co-transfection of APOBEC3A with a TRIB3 expression vector reduced nuclear DNA editing whereas siRNA knockdown of TRIB3 increased the levels of nuclear DNA editing, indicating that TRIB3 functioned as a repressor of A3A. It also repressed A3A-associated
γH2AX positive double-stranded breaks. The interaction results in degradation of A3A in a proteasome-independent manner. TRIB3
has been linked to cancer and via its own interactors and links the A3A DNA mutators to the Rb-BRCA1-ATM network. TRIB3 emerges
as an important guardian of genome integrity.

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    • "These APOBEC3 mutator enzymes must be tightly controlled as at least four (A3A, A3B, A3C and A3H) can access the nucleus (Vartanian et al, 2008; Stenglein et al, 2010; Landry et al, 2011; Suspène et al, 2011a; Aynaud et al, 2012; Shinohara et al, 2012; Burns et al, 2013a, b). More recently, it has emerged that APOBEC3A (A3A) and probably APOBEC3B (A3B) can mutate nuclear DNA (nuDNA) (Suspène et al, 2011a; Aynaud et al, 2012; Shinohara et al, 2012; Burns et al, 2013a). A3A can edit both cytidine and 5-methylcytidine residues in ssDNA (Carpenter et al, 2012; Wijesinghe and Bhagwat, 2012; Suspène et al, 2013) and can generate DNA double-strand breaks (Landry et al, 2011; Mussil et al, 2013). "
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    • "TRB3 may also play a role in cell cycle control, cell survival, DNA repair, and genome stability by interacting with Ct interacting protein (CtIP) [154] and polydeoxynucleotide cytidine deaminases APOBEC3A and APOBEC3C. These interactions inhibit nuclear DNA editing, suggesting that TRB3 may be an important guardian of genome integrity [164]. "
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