Monika P. Rychlik

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Ribonuclease H2 (RNase H2) protects genome integrity by its dual roles of resolving transcription-related R-loops and ribonucleotides incorporated in DNA during replication. To unlink these two functions, we generated a Saccharomyces cerevisiae RNase H2 mutant that can resolve R-loops but cannot cleave single ribonucleotides in DNA. This mutant definitively(More)
Two classes of RNase H hydrolyze RNA of RNA/DNA hybrids. In contrast to RNase H1 that requires four ribonucleotides for cleavage, RNase H2 can nick duplex DNAs containing a single ribonucleotide, suggesting different in vivo substrates. We report here the crystal structures of a type 2 RNase H in complex with substrates containing a (5')RNA-DNA(3')(More)
1. Recent studies suggest that leptin, a peptide hormone secreted by white adipose tissue, is involved in the pathogenesis of arterial hypertension, in part by regulating renal sodium handling. Previously, we have demonstrated that in normal rats leptin has a time-dependent effect on renal Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase that drives tubular sodium reabsorption.(More)
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