Fanconi anemia pathway has a well-known role in the repair of DNA crosslinks, but its recently identified role in suppression of co-transcriptional R-loops remains elusive. Here, Liang et al. show that FANCI-FANCD2 has intrinsic RNA and R-loop binding activity and provide mechanistic insights into FA pathway activation upon transcription stress.
- DNA damage
- Fanconi anemia
- transcription perturbation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)