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Several modes of eukaryotic of DNA double strand break
repair (DSBR) depend on synapsis of complementary DNA. The Rad51 ATPase, the S.
cerevisiae homolog of E. coli RecA, plays a key role in this process
by catalyzing homology searching and strand exchange between an invading DNA
strand and a repair template (e.g. sister chromatid or homologous chromosome).
Synthesis dependent strand annealing (SDSA), a mode of DSBR, requires Rad51.
Another repair enzyme, the Rad1-Rad10 endonuclease, acts in the final stages of
SDSA, hydrolyzing 3￠ overhanging
single-stranded DNA. Here we show in vivo by fluo-rescence microscopy that the ATP binding function of yeast Rad51 is required to recruit
Rad10 SDSA sites indicating that Rad51 pre-synaptic filament formation must
occur prior to the recruitment of Rad1-Rad10. Our data also show that Rad51 ATPase
activity, an important step in Rad51 filament disassembly, is not absolutely
required in order to recruit Rad1- Rad10 to DSB sites.