Adam N. Elwi

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The p53 tumor suppressor protein induces apoptosis in response to genotoxic and environmental stresses. Recent studies have revealed the existence of a transcription-independent mitochondrial p53 apoptotic pathway; however, the mechanism that regulates its translocation to the mitochondria has been unknown. In this study, we show that the tumor suppressor(More)
Tamoxifen resistance is one of the overarching challenges in the treatment of patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer. Through a genome-wide RNA interference screen to discover genes responsible for tamoxifen resistance in vitro, we identified insulin-like growth factor binding protein 5 (IGFBP5) as a determinant of drug sensitivity.(More)
Although recent decades have seen a significant improvement in the treatment outcome of leukemia in the pediatric population, those who are treated for relapsed disease still face significant morbidity and mortality. However, current salvage regimens are often assembled with agents that have similar mode of activity as the chemotherapeutics used in the(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor induces apoptosis in response to genotoxic and environmental stresses. Separately from its functions as a transcription factor, it is also capable to be translocated to the mitochondria and plays a critical role in transcription-independent mitochondrial apoptosis. We previously demonstrated that Tid1 interacts with p53, resulting(More)
Mitochondrial morphology is dynamic and controlled by coordinated fusion and fission pathways. The role of mitochondrial chaperones in mitochondrial morphological changes and pathology is currently unclear. Here we report that altered levels of DnaJA3 (Tid1/mtHsp40) a mitochondrial member of the DnaJ protein family, and heat shock protein (Hsp) co-chaperone(More)
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