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DNA replication and genome stability
The creation of two identical copies of the genome is the defining event of life, essential for cell division. This process takes place during Synthesis-phase of the cell cycle. DNA replication is a very stressful event, as mistakes can lead to mutations and any obstacle on the way of the replication machinery could cause irreparable damage. Problems during DNA replication are the most frequent initiating events in cancer development. To control the fidelity of this process cells have evolved checkpoint mechanisms. Moreover, DNA replication itself is highly organized, both spatially and temporally inside the nucleus. While the function of numerous proteins has been elucidated in the monitoring of replication and in the signaling of arising problems, very little is known about the factors involved in the spatio-temporal organization of the DNA replication process.


Total: 13 publication(s)


Sukackaite R, Jensen MR, Mas PJ, Blackledge M, Buonomo SB, Hart DJ. (2014)

Structural and Biophysical Characterization of Murine Rif1 C Terminus Reveals High Specificity for DNA Cruciform Structures

J. Biol. Chem. 289(20):13903-13911. doi:10.1074/jbc.m114.557843
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Zimmermann M, Lottersberger F, Buonomo SB, Sfeir A, de Lange T. (2013)

53BP1 regulates DSB repair using Rif1 to control 5' end resection

Science 339(6120):700-704. doi:10.1126/science.1231573
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Cornacchia D, Dileep V, Quivy JP, Foti R, Tili F, Santarella-Mellwig R, Antony C, Almouzni G, Gilbert DM, Buonomo SB. (2012)

Mouse Rif1 is a key regulator of the replication-timing programme in mammalian cells

EMBO J. 31(18):3678-3690. doi:10.1038/emboj.2012.214
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Buonomo SB. (2010)

Heterochromatin DNA replication and Rif1

Exp. Cell Res. 316(12):1907-1913. doi:10.1016/j.yexcr.2010.03.015
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Buonomo SB, Wu Y, Ferguson D, de Lange T. (2009)

Mammalian Rif1 contributes to replication stress survival and homology-directed repair

J. Cell Biol. 187(3):385-398. doi:10.1083/jcb.200902039
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Silverman J, Takai H, Buonomo SB, Eisenhaber F, de Lange T. (2004)

Human Rif1, ortholog of a yeast telomeric protein, is regulated by ATM and 53BP1 and functions in the S-phase checkpoint

Genes Dev. 18(17):2108-2119. doi:10.1101/gad.1216004
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Buonomo SB, Rabitsch KP, Fuchs J, Gruber S, Sullivan M, Uhlmann F, Petronczki M, Tóth A, Nasmyth K. (2003)

Division of the nucleolus and its release of CDC14 during anaphase of meiosis I depends on separase, SPO12, and SLK19

Dev. Cell 4(5):727-739. doi:10.1016/s1534-5807(03)00129-1
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Toth A, Rabitsch KP, Galova M, Schleiffer A, Buonomo SBC, Nasmyth K. (2000)

Functional genomics identifies Monopolin: A kinetochore protein required for segregation of homologs during meiosis I

CELL 103(7):1155-1168. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)00217-8
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Buonomo SB, Clyne RK, Fuchs J, Loidl J, Uhlmann F, Nasmyth K. (2000)

Disjunction of homologous chromosomes in meiosis I depends on proteolytic cleavage of the meiotic cohesin Rec8 by separin

Cell 103(3):387-398. doi:10.1016/s0092-8674(00)00131-8
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Buonomo SBC, Michienzi A, De Angelis FG, Bozzoni I. (1999)

The Rev protein is able to transport to the cytoplasm small nucleolar RNAs containing a Rev binding element

RNA 5(8):993-1002. doi:10.1017/s1355838299990064
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Klein F, Mahr P, Galova M, Buonomo SB, Michaelis C, Nairz K, Nasmyth K. (1999)

A central role for cohesins in sister chromatid cohesion, formation of axial elements, and recombination during yeast meiosis

Cell 98(1):91-103. doi:10.1016/s0092-8674(00)80609-1
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Gonzalez I, Buonomo SBC, Nasmyth K, von Ahsen U. (1999)

ASH1 mRNA localization in yeast involves multiple secondary structural elements and Ash1 protein translation

CURR BIOL 9(6):337-340. doi:10.1016/S0960-9822(99)80145-6
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Prislei S, Buonomo SBC, Michienzi A, Bozzoni I. (1997)

Use of adenoviral VAI small RNA as a carrier for cytoplasmic delivery of ribozymes

RNA 3(6):677-687.
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