NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

POLDIP3: At the Crossroad of RNA and DNA Metabolism

Author Type(s)

Faculty

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-22-2022

Department

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Abstract

POLDIP3 was initially identified as a DNA polymerase delta (Pol δ) interacting protein almost twenty years ago. Intriguingly, it also interacts with proteins involved in a variety of RNA related biological processes, such as transcription, pre-mRNA splicing, mRNA export, and translation. Studies in recent years revealed that POLDIP3 also plays critical roles in disassembling genome wide R-loop formation and activating the DNA damage checkpoint in vivo. Here, we review the functions of POLDIP3 in various RNA and DNA related cellular processes. We then propose a unified model to illustrate how POLDIP3 plays such a versatile role at the crossroad of the RNA and DNA metabolism.

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