Publication: MRGBP, a member of the NuA4 complex, inhibits DNA double-strand break repair.
The repair of DNA breaks takes place in the context of chromatin and thus involves the activity of chromatin remodelers. The nucleosome acetyltransferase of H4 (NuA4) remodeler complex enables DNA break repair by relaxing flanking chromatin. Here, we show that MRG domain binding protein (MRGBP), a member of this complex, acts as a general inhibitor of DNA double-strand break repair. Upon its downregulation, repair is generally increased. This is particularly evident for the stimulation of early events of homologous recombination. Thus, MRGBP has an opposing role to the main catalytic subunits of the NuA4 complex. Our data suggest that MRGBP acts by limiting the activity of this complex in DNA repair, specifically by narrowing the extent of DNA-end resection.
DNA repair, DNA-end resection, MRGBP, TIP60, recombination