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Aeons of distress : an evolutionary perspective on the bacterial SOS response
Erill, Ivan (Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (Espanya))
Campoy Sánchez, Susana (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal)
Barbé García, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Genètica i de Microbiologia)

Data: 2007
Resum: The SOS response of bacteria is a global regulatory network targeted at addressing DNA damage. Governed by the products of the lexA and recA genes, it co-ordinates a comprehensive response against DNA lesions and its description in Escherichia coli has stood for years as a textbook paradigm of stress-response systems in bacteria. In this paper we review the current state of research on the SOS response outside E. coli. By retracing research on the identification of multiple diverging LexA-binding motifs across the Bacteria Domain, we show how this work has led to the description of a minimum regulon core, but also of a heterogeneous collection of SOS regulatory networks that challenges many tenets of the E. coli model. We also review recent attempts at reconstructing the evolutionary history of the SOS network that have cast new light on the SOS response. Exploiting the newly gained knowledge on LexA-binding motifs and the tight association of LexA with a recently described mutagenesis cassette, these works put forward likely evolutionary scenarios for the SOS response, and we discuss their relevance on the ultimate nature of this stress-response system and the evolutionary pressures driving its evolution.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia BFM2004-02768/BMC
Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca 2005/SGR-533
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: SOS response ; DNA damage ; LexA ; Regulon ; Evolution ; Binding site
Publicat a: FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Vol. 31, issue 6 (Nov. 2007) , p. 637-656, ISSN 1574-6976

DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2007.00082.x


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