Literature associating ERCC6 and cerebral degeneration
DNA excision repair protein ERCC-6; Essential factor involved in transcription-coupled nucleotide excision repair which allows RNA polymerase II-blocking lesions to be rapidly removed from the transcribed strand of active genes . Upon DNA-binding, it locally modifies DNA conformation by wrapping the DNA around itself, thereby modifying the interface between stalled RNA polymerase II and DNA . It is required for transcription-coupled repair complex formation . It recruits the CSA complex (DCX(ERCC8) complex), nucleotide excision repair proteins and EP300 to the sites of RNA polymerase II-blocking lesions . Plays an important role in regulating the choice of the DNA double- strand breaks (DSBs) repair pathway and G2/M checkpoint activation; DNA-dependent ATPase activity is essential for this function . Regulates the DNA repair pathway choice by inhibiting non-homologous end joining (NHEJ), thereby promoting the homologous recombination (HR)-mediated repair of DSBs during the S/G2 phases of the cell cycle . Mediates the activation of the ATM- and CHEK2-dependent DNA damage responses thus preventing premature entry of cells into mitosis following the induction of DNA DSBs . Acts as a chromatin remodeler at DSBs; DNA- dependent ATPase-dependent activity is essential for this function. Remodels chromatin by evicting histones from chromatin flanking DSBs, limiting RIF1 accumulation at DSBs thereby promoting BRCA1-mediated HR . Required for stable recruitment of ELOA and CUL5 to DNA damage sites . Involved in UV-induced translocation of ERCC8 to the nuclear matrix . Essential for neuronal differentiation and neuritogenesis; regulates transcription and chromatin remodeling activities required during neurogenesis . ECO:0000269|PubMed:16916636, ECO:0000269|PubMed:20541997, ECO:0000269|PubMed:22483866, ECO:0000269|PubMed:24874740, ECO:0000269|PubMed:25820262, ECO:0000269|PubMed:26620705,
Synonyms: ERCC6, ERCC6p, hERCC6, PGBD3, A0A096LNQ7 ...