CEP152 is a genome maintenance protein disrupted in Seckel syndrome

Kalay E., Yıgıt G., Aslan Y., Brown K. E., Pohl E., Bicknell L. S., ...More

NATURE GENETICS, vol.43, pp.23-26, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/ng.725
  • Journal Name: NATURE GENETICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-26
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Functional impairment of DNA damage response pathways leads to increased genomic instability. Here we describe the centrosomal protein CEP152 as a new regulator of genomic integrity and cellular response to DNA damage. Using homozygosity mapping and exome sequencing, we identified CEP152 mutations in Seckel syndrome and showed that impaired CEP152 function leads to accumulation of genomic defects resulting from replicative stress through enhanced activation of ATM signaling and increased H2AX phosphorylation.