Replication stress induces mitotic death through parallel pathways regulated by WAPL and telomere deprotection
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Publication Year 2019-09-17, Volume 10, Issue #1, Page 4224
Journal Title
Nature Communications
Publication Type
Journal Article
Abstract
Mitotic catastrophe is a broad descriptor encompassing unclear mechanisms of cell death. Here we investigate replication stress-driven mitotic catastrophe in human cells and identify that replication stress principally induces mitotic death signalled through two independent pathways. In p53-compromised cells we find that lethal replication stress confers WAPL-dependent centromere cohesion defects that maintain spindle assembly checkpoint-dependent mitotic arrest in the same cell cycle. Mitotic arrest then drives cohesion fatigue and triggers mitotic death through a primary pathway of BAX/BAK-dependent apoptosis. Simultaneously, a secondary mitotic death pathway is engaged through non-canonical telomere deprotection, regulated by TRF2, Aurora B and ATM. Additionally, we find that suppressing mitotic death in replication stressed cells results in distinct cellular outcomes depending upon how cell death is averted. These data demonstrate how replication stress-induced mitotic catastrophe signals cell death with implications for cancer treatment and cancer genome evolution.
Publisher
Springer Nature
WEHI Research Division(s)
Blood Cells And Blood Cancer
PubMed ID
31530811
Open Access at Publisher's Site
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12255-w
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