Phosphorylated HBO1 at UV irradiated sites is essential for nucleotide excision repair

Hiroyuki Niida, Ryoichi Matsunuma, Ryo Horiguchi, Chiharu Uchida, Yuka Nakazawa, Akira Motegi, Koji Nishimoto, Satoshi Sakai, Tatsuya Ohhata, Kyoko Kitagawa, Shinichi Moriwaki, Hideo Nishitani, Ayako Ui, Tomoo Ogi, Masatoshi Kitagawa

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HBO1, a histone acetyl transferase, is a co-Activator of DNA pre-replication complex formation. We recently reported that HBO1 is phosphorylated by ATM and/or ATR and binds to DDB2 after ultraviolet irradiation. Here, we show that phosphorylated HBO1 at cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) sites mediates histone acetylation to facilitate recruitment of XPC at the damaged DNA sites. Furthermore, HBO1 facilitates accumulation of SNF2H and ACF1, an ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling complex, to CPD sites. Depletion of HBO1 inhibited repair of CPDs and sensitized cells to ultraviolet irradiation. However, depletion of HBO1 in cells derived from xeroderma pigmentosum patient complementation groups, XPE, XPC and XPA, did not lead to additional sensitivity towards ultraviolet irradiation. Our findings suggest that HBO1 acts in concert with SNF2H-ACF1 to make the chromosome structure more accessible to canonical nucleotide excision repair factors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number16102
JournalNature communications
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 18
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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