We used Illumina-HiSeq4000 to sequence 4sU-labelled RNA samples isolated from unchallenged and DNA damaged HeLa Flp-In cells, which revealed the nature of transcriptional response folowing genotoxic stress and the contribution of P-TEFb kinase in DNA damage-induced gene transcription.
We mock treated or treated HeLa Flp-In cells for 1 or 2 hr with DMSO, 4-NQO, or 4-NQO + flavopiridol (FP) as indicated below. During the last 30 minutes of the treatments, we labeled the RNA or not with the nucleoside analogue 4-thiouridine (500µM 4sU) for 30 minutes.
Bugai A, Quaresma AJC, Friedel CC, Lenasi T et al. P-TEFb Activation by RBM7 Shapes a Pro-survival Transcriptional Response to Genotoxic Stress. Mol Cell 2019 Apr 18;74(2):254-267.e10. PMID: 30824372