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Origin recognition complex

Origin recognition complex subunit 2
Symbol ORC2
Pfam PF04084
InterPro IPR007220
Origin recognition complex (ORC) subunit 3 N-terminus
Symbol ORC3_N
Pfam PF07034
InterPro IPR010748
Origin recognition complex subunit 6 (ORC6)
Symbol ORC6
Pfam PF05460
InterPro IPR008721
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Potential role of Cdc6 at the initiation of DNA replication.[1]

In molecular biology, ORC or origin recognition complex is a multi-subunit DNA binding complex (6 subunits) that binds in all eukaryotes in an ATP-dependent manner to origins of replication. The subunits of this complex are encoded by the ORC1, ORC2, ORC3, ORC4, ORC5 and ORC6 genes.[2][3][4] ORC is a central component for eukaryotic DNA replication, and binds chromatin at replication origins throughout the cell cycle.[5] ORC directs DNA replication throughout the genome and is required for its initiation.[6][7][8] ORC bound at replication origins serves as the foundation for assembly of the pre-replication complex (pre-RC), which includes Cdc6, Tah11 (aka Cdt1), and the Mcm2-Mcm7 complex.[9][10][11] Pre-RC assembly during G1 is required for replication licensing of chromosomes prior to DNA synthesis during S phase.[12][13][14] Cell cycle-regulated phosphorylation of Orc2, Orc6, Cdc6, and MCM by the cyclin-dependent protein kinase Cdc28 regulates initiation of DNA replication, including blocking reinitiation in G2/M phase.[5][15][16][17]

In yeast, ORC also plays a role in the establishment of silencing at the mating-type loci Hidden MAT Left (HML) and Hidden MAT Right (HMR).[6][7][8] ORC participates in the assembly of transcriptionally silent chromatin at HML and HMR by recruiting the Sir1 silencing protein to the HML and HMR silencers.[8][18][19]

Both Orc1 and Orc5 bind ATP, though only Orc1 has ATPase activity.[20] The binding of ATP by Orc1 is required for ORC binding to DNA and is essential for cell viability.[11] The ATPase activity of Orc1 is involved in formation of the pre-RC.[21][22][23] ATP binding by Orc5 is crucial for the stability of ORC as a whole. Only the Orc1-5 subunits are required for origin binding; Orc6 is essential for maintenance of pre-RCs once formed.[24] Interactions within ORC suggest that Orc2-3-6 may form a core complex.[5]


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  2. ^ Origin Recognition Complex at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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  21. ^ Klemm RD, Bell SP (July 2001). "ATP bound to the origin recognition complex is important for preRC formation". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 98 (15): 8361–7. PMC 37444. PMID 11459976. doi:10.1073/pnas.131006898. 
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This article incorporates text from the public domain Pfam and InterPro IPR007220

This article incorporates text from the public domain Pfam and InterPro IPR010748

This article incorporates text from the public domain Pfam and InterPro IPR008721