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Title: Structure of a (3+1) hybrid G-quadruplex in the PARP1 promoter
Authors: Chambers, Vicki S.
Di Antonio, Marco
Sengar, Anjali
Balasubramanian, Shankar
Phan, Anh Tuân
Winnerdy, Fernaldo Richtia
Vandana, J. Jeya
Keywords: G-quadruplex
PARP1 Promoter
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Sengar, A., Vandana, J. J., Chambers, V. S., Di Antonio, M., Winnerdy, F. R., Balasubramanian, S., & Phan, A. T. (2019). Structure of a (3+1) hybrid G-quadruplex in the PARP1 promoter. Nucleic Acids Research, 47(3), 1564-1572. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1179
Series/Report no.: Nucleic Acids Research
Abstract: Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP1) has emerged as an attractive target for cancer therapy due to its key role in DNA repair processes. Inhibition of PARP1 in BRCA-mutated cancers has been observed to be clinically beneficial. Recent genome-mapping experiments have identified a non-canonical G-quadruplex-forming sequence containing bulges within the PARP1 promoter. Structural features, like bulges, provide opportunities for selective chemical targeting of the non-canonical G-quadruplex structure within the PARP1 promoter, which could serve as an alternative therapeutic approach for the regulation of PARP1 expression. Here we report the G-quadruplex structure formed by a 23-nucleotide G-rich sequence in the PARP1 promoter. Our study revealed a three-layered intramolecular (3+1) hybrid G-quadruplex scaffold, in which three strands are oriented in one direction and the fourth in the opposite direction. This structure exhibits unique structural features such as an adenine bulge and a G·G·T base triple capping structure formed between the central edgewise loop, propeller loop and 5′ flanking terminal. Given the highly important role of PARP1 in DNA repair and cancer intervention, this structure presents an attractive opportunity to explore the therapeutic potential of PARP1 inhibition via G-quadruplex DNA targeting.
ISSN: 0305-1048
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gky1179
Rights: © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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