Publication: Data of transcriptional effects of the merbarone-mediated inhibition of TOP2.
Type II DNA topoisomerases relax topological stress by transiently gating DNA passage in a controlled cut-and-reseal mechanism that affects both DNA strands. Therefore, they are essential to overcome topological problems associated with DNA metabolism. Their aberrant activity results in the generation of DNA double-strand breaks, which can seriously compromise cell survival and genome integrity. Here, we profile the transcriptome of human-telomerase-immortalized retinal pigment epithelial 1 (RPE-1) cells when treated with merbarone, a drug that catalytically inhibits type II DNA topoisomerases. We performed RNA-Seq after 4 and 8 h of merbarone treatment and compared transcriptional profiles versus untreated samples. We report raw sequencing data together with lists of gene counts and differentially expressed genes.
DNA supercoiling, Differential gene expression, Merbarone, RNA-Seq, Topoisomerase inhibition