Nature online: February 7, 2012
DNA damage defines sites of recurrent chromosomal translocations in B lymphocytes
Ofir Hakim, Wolfgang Resch, Arito Yamane, Isaac Klein, Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Mila Jankovic, Thiago Oliveira, Anne Bothmer, Ty C. Voss, Camilo Ansarah-Sobrinho, Ewy Mathe, Genqing Liang, Jesse Cobell, Hirotaka Nakahashi, Davide F. Robbiani, Andre Nussenzweig, Gordon L. Hager, Michel C. Nussenzweig and Rafael Casellas
In the absence of recurrent DNA damage, translocations between Igh or Myc and all other genes are directly related to their contact frequency. Conversely, translocations associated with recurrent site-directed DNA damage are proportional to the rate of DNA break formation, as measured by replication protein A accumulation at the site of damage.