Luján et al. EnvirMolMut 2019
DNA damage‐induced mutagenesis is a process governed by the SOS system that requires the activity of specialized DNA polymerases. These polymerases, which are devoid of proof‐reading activity, serve to increase the probability of survival under stressful conditions in exchange for an error‐prone DNA synthesis. As an opportunistic pathogen of humans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa employs adaptive responses that originally evolved for survival in many diverse and often stressful environmental conditions, where the action of error‐prone DNA polymerases may be crucial. In this study we have investigated the role of the polymerases ImuC and ImuB in P. aeruginosaDNA‐damage induced mutagenesis. UV irradiation of imuB‐and imuC‐deletion mutants showed that both genes contribute to UV‐induced mutagenesis in this bacterium. Furthermore, we confirmed that UV treatment significantly increase the expression levels of the imuB and imuC genes and that they are co‐transcribed as a single transcriptional unit under the control of LexA as part of the SOS regulon in P. aeruginosa.
Autores:Adela M Luján, Alejandro J Moyano, Román A Martino, Sofía Feliziani, Mariana Urretavizcaya, Andrea M Smania.
Artículo: ImuB and ImuC contribute to UV-induced mutagenesis as part of the SOS regulon in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Luján AM, Moyano AJ, Martino RA, Feliziani S, Urretavizcaya M, Smania AM. Environ Mol Mutagen. 2019 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/em.22290