PCNA, the Maestro of the Replication Fork

George-Lucian Moldovan, Boris Pfander, Stefan Jentsch

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Abstract

Inheritance requires genome duplication, reproduction of chromatin and its epigenetic information, mechanisms to ensure genome integrity, and faithful transmission of the information to progeny. Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA)-a cofactor of DNA polymerases that encircles DNA-orchestrates several of these functions by recruiting crucial players to the replication fork. Remarkably, many factors that are involved in replication-linked processes interact with a particular face of PCNA and through the same interaction domain, indicating that these interactions do not occur simultaneously during replication. Switching of PCNA partners may be triggered by affinity-driven competition, phosphorylation, proteolysis, and modification of PCNA by ubiquitin and SUMO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-679
Number of pages15
JournalCell
Volume129
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2007

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Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen
Genes
Genome
Proteolysis
Phosphorylation
DNA-Directed DNA Polymerase
Ubiquitin
Epigenomics
Chromatin
Reproduction
DNA

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  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology

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Moldovan, George-Lucian ; Pfander, Boris ; Jentsch, Stefan. / PCNA, the Maestro of the Replication Fork. In: Cell. 2007 ; Vol. 129, No. 4. pp. 665-679.
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Moldovan, G-L, Pfander, B & Jentsch, S 2007, 'PCNA, the Maestro of the Replication Fork', Cell, vol. 129, no. 4, pp. 665-679. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2007.05.003

PCNA, the Maestro of the Replication Fork. / Moldovan, George-Lucian; Pfander, Boris; Jentsch, Stefan.

In: Cell, Vol. 129, No. 4, 18.05.2007, p. 665-679.

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