Fanconi anemia signaling network regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint

Grzegorz Nalepa, Rikki Enzor, Zejin Sun, Christophe Marchal, Su Jung Park, Yanzhu Yang, Laura Tedeschi, Stephanie Kelich, Helmut Hanenberg, D. Clapp

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Abstract

Fanconi anemia (FA) is a heterogenous genetic disease with a high risk of cancer. The FA proteins are essential for interphase DNA damage repair; however, it is incompletely understood why FA-deficient cells also develop gross aneuploidy, leading to cancer. Here, we systematically evaluated the role of the FA proteins in chromosome segregation through functional RNAi screens and analysis of primary cells from patients with FA. We found that FA signaling is essential for the spindle assembly checkpoint and is therefore required for high-fidelity chromosome segregation and prevention of aneuploidy. Furthermore, we discovered that FA proteins differentially localize to key structures of the mitotic apparatus in a cell cycle-dependent manner. The essential role of the FA pathway in mitosis offers a mechanistic explanation for the aneuploidy and malignant transformation known to occur after disruption of FA signaling. Collectively, our findings provide insight into the genetically unstable cancers resulting from inactivation of the FA/BRCA pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3839-3847
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Volume123
Issue number9
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StatePublished - Sep 3 2013

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M Phase Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Fanconi Anemia
Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group Proteins
Aneuploidy
Chromosome Segregation
Neoplasms
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Spindle Apparatus
Interphase
RNA Interference
Mitosis
DNA Repair
DNA Damage
Cell Cycle

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Fanconi anemia signaling network regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint. / Nalepa, Grzegorz; Enzor, Rikki; Sun, Zejin; Marchal, Christophe; Park, Su Jung; Yang, Yanzhu; Tedeschi, Laura; Kelich, Stephanie; Hanenberg, Helmut; Clapp, D.

In: Journal of Clinical Investigation, Vol. 123, No. 9, 03.09.2013, p. 3839-3847.

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Nalepa, G, Enzor, R, Sun, Z, Marchal, C, Park, SJ, Yang, Y, Tedeschi, L, Kelich, S, Hanenberg, H & Clapp, D 2013, 'Fanconi anemia signaling network regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint', Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 123, no. 9, pp. 3839-3847. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI67364
Nalepa G, Enzor R, Sun Z, Marchal C, Park SJ, Yang Y et al. Fanconi anemia signaling network regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2013 Sep 3;123(9):3839-3847. https://doi.org/10.1172/JCI67364
Nalepa, Grzegorz ; Enzor, Rikki ; Sun, Zejin ; Marchal, Christophe ; Park, Su Jung ; Yang, Yanzhu ; Tedeschi, Laura ; Kelich, Stephanie ; Hanenberg, Helmut ; Clapp, D. / Fanconi anemia signaling network regulates the spindle assembly checkpoint. In: Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2013 ; Vol. 123, No. 9. pp. 3839-3847.
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