Aleksandra Helwak

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p53 as an unstable protein in vitro likely requires stabilizing factors to act as a tumor suppressor in vivo. Here, we show that in human cells transfected with wild-type (WT) p53, Hsp90 and Hsp70 molecular chaperones maintain the p53 native conformation under heat-shock conditions (42 degrees C) as well as assist p53 refolding at 37 degrees C, during the(More)
Argonaute (Ago) proteins function in RNA silencing as components of the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC). In lower organisms, the small interfering RNA and miRNA pathways diverge due in part to sorting mechanisms that direct distinct small RNA (sRNA) duplexes onto specific Ago-RISCs. However, such sorting mechanisms appear to be lost in mammals. miRNAs(More)
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