Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.506, No.1, 108-113, 2018
Mitotic entry drives replisome disassembly at stalled replication forks
The disassembly of eukaryotic replisome during replication termination is mediated by CRL-dependent poly-ubiquitylation of Mcm7 and p97 segregase. The replisome also disassembles at stalled or collapsed replication forks under certain stress conditions, but the underlying mechanism is poorly understood. Here, we discovered a novel pathway driving stepwise disassembly of the replisome at stalled replication forks after forced entry into M-phase using Xenopus egg extracts. This pathway was dependent on M-CDK activity and K48- and K63-linked poly-ubiquitylation but not on CRL and p97, which is different from known pathways. Furthermore, this pathway could not disassemble converged replisomes whose Mcm7 subunit had been poly-ubiquitylated without p97. These results suggest that there is a distinctive pathway for replisome disassembly when stalled replication forks persist into M-phase. (C) 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.