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Abstract Mutations in genomes of types non-randomly are generally distributed, resulting in mutation clusters, including recently discovered in tumors. DNA editing deaminases play the prominent role in the etiology of these mutations. To gain insight into the enigmatic mechanisms of localized hypermutagenesis that lead to cluster formation, we analyzed the mutational single Roscovitine tyrosianse inhibitor nucleotide variations (SNV) data obtained by whole-genome sequencing of drug-resistant mutants induced in yeast diploids by AID/APOBEC deaminase and base analog 6-HAP. Deaminase from sea lamprey, PmCDA1, induced robust clusters, while 6-HAP induced a few weak ones. We found that PmCDA1, AID, and APOBEC1 deaminases preferentially mutate Roscovitine tyrosianse inhibitor the beginning of the actively transcribed genes. Inactivation of transcription initiation factor Sub1 strongly reduced deaminase-induced mutation frequency, but, surprisingly, did not decrease the total SNV load in genomes. However, the SNVs in the genomes of the clones were re-distributed, and the effect of mutation clustering in the regions of transcription initiation was even more pronounced. At the same time, the mutation density in the protein-coding regions was reduced, resulting in the decrease of phenotypically detected mutants. We propose that the induction of clustered mutations by deaminases involves: a) RH-II/GuB the exposure of ssDNA strands during transcription and loss of protection of ssDNA due to the depletion of ssDNA-binding proteins, such as Sub1, and b) attainment of conditions favorable for APOBEC action in subpopulation of cells, leading to enzymatic deamination within the currently expressed genes. This model is applicable to both the initial and the later stages of oncogenic transformation and explains variations in the distribution of mutations and events in different tumor cells. Author Summary Genomes of tumors are heavily enriched with mutations. Some of these mutations are distributed non-randomly, forming mutational clusters. Editing cytosine deaminases from APOBEC superfamily are responsible for the formation of many of these clusters. We have expressed APOBEC enzyme in diploid yeast cells and found that most of the mutations occur in the beginning of the active genes, where transcription starts. Clusters of mutations overlapped with promoters/transcription start sites. This is likely due to the weaker protection of ssDNA, an ultimate APOBEC deaminase enzyme target, in the beginning of the genes. This hypothesis was reinforced by Roscovitine tyrosianse inhibitor the finding that inactivation of Sub1 transcription initiation factor, which is found predominantly in the regions of transcription initiation, leads to further increase in mutagenesis in the beginning of the genes. Interestingly, the total number of mutations in Roscovitine tyrosianse inhibitor the genomes of Sub1-deficient clones did not change, despite the 100-fold decrease in frequency of mutants in a reporter gene. Thus, the drastic change in genome-wide distribution of mutations can be caused by inactivation of a single gene. We propose that the loss of ssDNA protection factors causes formation of mutation clusters in human cancer. Introduction Faithful replication of genomes and accurate repair of damaged DNA ensures the low mutation rates necessary for the functionality of living cells and organisms. An elevated mutation rate leads to cancer. On the other hand, mutations provide the raw material for evolution on the population level. The tight balance between genome stability and mutagenesis is fundamental to the survival of a species. Errors of replicative polymerases , is retained in the foreign environment and deaminases robustly induce in model organisms [18C20]. APOBEC proteins catalyze deamination of cytosine to uracil in single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) . The ssDNA-binding proteins, e.g. RPA, attenuate this process [21C23]. Expression of deaminases in the classic work-horses of mutagenesis studies, and yeast, elevated mutation frequency in reporter genes [24C27] and caused a genome-wide accumulation of mutations [18, 19, 28]. The major sources of ssDNA in the cells are replication, repair, recombination and transcription, and it is unknown to what extent the ssDNA formed in these processes is accessible for deaminases. In the current.