Translesion synthesis across 1,N6-(2-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethylpropan-1,3-diyl)-2'-deoxyadenosine (1,N6-γ-HMHP-dA) adducts by human and archebacterial DNA polymerases.

Kotapati S, Maddukuri L, Wickramaratne S, Seneviratne U, Goggin M, Pence MG, Villalta P, Guengerich FP, Marnett L, Tretyakova N
J Biol Chem. 2012 287 (46): 38800-11

PMID: 22977231 · PMCID: PMC3493922 · DOI:10.1074/jbc.M112.396788

The 1,N(6)-(2-hydroxy-3-hydroxymethylpropan-1,3-diyl)-2'-deoxyadenosine (1,N(6)-γ-HMHP-dA) adducts are formed upon bifunctional alkylation of adenine nucleobases in DNA by 1,2,3,4-diepoxybutane, the putative ultimate carcinogenic metabolite of 1,3-butadiene. The presence of a substituted 1,N(6)-propano group on 1,N(6)-γ-HMHP-dA is expected to block the Watson-Crick base pairing of the adducted adenine with thymine, potentially contributing to mutagenesis. In this study, the enzymology of replication past site-specific 1,N(6)-γ-HMHP-dA lesions in the presence of human DNA polymerases (hpols) β, η, κ, and ι and archebacterial polymerase Dpo4 was investigated. Run-on gel analysis with all four dNTPs revealed that hpol η, κ, and Dpo4 were able to copy the modified template. In contrast, hpol ι inserted a single base opposite 1,N(6)-γ-HMHP-dA but was unable to extend beyond the damaged site, and a complete replication block was observed with hpol β. Single nucleotide incorporation experiments indicated that although hpol η, κ, and Dpo4 incorporated the correct nucleotide (dTMP) opposite the lesion, dGMP and dAMP were inserted with a comparable frequency. HPLC-ESI-MS/MS analysis of primer extension products confirmed the ability of bypass polymerases to insert dTMP, dAMP, or dGMP opposite 1,N(6)-γ-HMHP-dA and detected large amounts of -1 and -2 deletion products. Taken together, these results indicate that hpol η and κ enzymes bypass 1,N(6)-γ-HMHP-dA lesions in an error-prone fashion, potentially contributing to A→T and A→C transversions and frameshift mutations observed in cells following treatment with 1,2,3,4-diepoxybutane.

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Archaea Base Sequence Deoxyadenosines DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase DNA Adducts DNA Damage DNA Repair DNA Replication Gene Deletion Humans Kinetics Mass Spectrometry Models, Chemical Molecular Sequence Data Oligonucleotides Recombinant Proteins Sequence Analysis, DNA Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry

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