Iqbal Dulloo

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p73, the structural and functional homologue of p53, exists as two major forms: the transactivation-proficient, proapoptotic TAp73 or the transactivation-deficient, antiapoptotic DNp73. Expectedly, expression of both these major forms has to be coordinated precisely to achieve the desired cellular outcome. Genotoxic insults resulting in cell death lead to(More)
The cause or consequence of overexpression of p73 (refs 1, 2), the structural and functional homologue of the tumour-suppressor gene product p53 (refs 3, 4), in human cancers is poorly understood. Here, we report a role for p73 in supporting cellular growth through the upregulation of AP-1 transcriptional activity. p73 suppresses growth when overexpressed(More)
Enhanced resistance to chemotherapy has been correlated with high levels of Delta-Np73 (DNp73), an anti-apoptotic protein of the p53 tumor-suppressor family which inhibits the pro-apoptotic members such as p53 and TAp73. Although genotoxic drugs have been shown to induce DNp73 degradation, lack of mechanistic understanding of this process precludes(More)
Although p73 is a structural and functional homologue of the tumor-suppressor gene p53, it is not mutated in many human cancers as p53. Besides, p73 was shown to be activated by only a subset of signals that activate p53, such as gamma-irradiation and cisplatin, but not by other common genotoxic stress-inducing agents such as ultraviolet (UV) irradiation,(More)
The tumor suppressor p53 regulates its own stability by transcriptionally activating Mdm2, Pirh2, and COP1, which target p53 for degradation. However, whether such a negative feedback mechanism exists to regulate the stability of p73, the structural and functional homologue of p53, is unclear. Unlike p53, p73 is not mutated in cancers, but its expression is(More)
The functional significance of the overexpression of unmutated TAp73, a homologue of the tumour suppressor p53, in multiple human cancers is unclear, but raises the possibility of unidentified roles in promoting tumorigenesis. We show here that TAp73 is stabilized by hypoxia, a condition highly prevalent in tumours, through HIF-1α-mediated repression of the(More)
P73, the homolog of p53, exists in 2 major forms: either as a pro-apoptotic TAp73 or an amino-terminally truncated DNp73, the latter lacking the first transactivation domain. While TAp73s tumor suppressive functions have been established, DNp73 is an anti-apoptotic protein conferring chemoresistance and is associated with poor survival. However, both forms(More)
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