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The p53 tumour suppressor is a short-lived protein that is maintained at low levels in normal cells by Mdm2-mediated ubiquitination and subsequent proteolysis. Stabilization of p53 is crucial for its tumour suppressor function. However, the precise mechanism by which ubiquitinated p53 levels are regulated in vivo is not completely understood. By mass(More)
Classical endocrine studies have shown that steroid hormones are required for the maintenance of pregnancy and placental viability. The oestrogen-receptor-related receptor beta (ERR-beta) is an orphan member of the superfamily of nuclear hormone receptors. Although ERR-beta is homologous to the oestrogen receptor and binds the oestrogen response element, it(More)
Upon DNA damage and other types of stress, p53 induces either cell-cycle arrest or apoptosis depending on the cellular context. However, the molecular mechanisms that govern the choice between cell-cycle arrest and apoptosis are not well understood. Here, we show that Tip60 is required for both cell growth arrest and apoptosis mediated by p53 and also(More)
Hypermethylated in cancer 1 (HIC1) is an epigenetically regulated transcriptional repressor that functionally cooperates with p53 to suppress age-dependent development of cancer in mice. Here we show that the mechanism by which the loss of HIC1 function promotes tumorigenesis is via activating the stress-controlling protein SIRT1 and thereby attenuating p53(More)
p53 promotes tumor suppression through its ability to function as a transcriptional factor and is activated by posttranslational modifications that include acetylation. Our earlier study demonstrated that p53 acetylation can enhance its sequence-specific DNA binding in vitro, and this notion was later confirmed in several other studies. However, a recent(More)
activity as well as biological function in vivo (Gu et al., By developing site-specific acetylated p53 antibod-ies, CBP/p300 mediated acetylation of p53 was further confirmed in vivo by a number of studies (reviewed in Summary Appella and Anderson, 2000). Significantly, the steady-state levels of acetylated p53 are stimulated in response The NAD-dependent(More)
Mutations in the RECQL4 helicase gene have been linked to Rothmund-Thomson syndrome, which is characterized by genome instability, cancer susceptibility, and premature aging. To better define the cellular function of the RecQ4 protein, we investigated the subcellular localization of RecQ4 upon treatment of cells with different DNA-damaging agents including(More)
SIRT1, a NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase, plays crucial roles in multiple biological processes including gene transcription, cellular metabolism, stress response, and tumorigenesis. Xeroderma pigmentosum group A (XPA) is a core nucleotide excision repair (NER) factor essential for NER process. Here we show that SIRT1 plays an important role in the(More)
We demonstrated previously that v-Src activates a phospholipase D (PLD) activity (Song, J., Pfeffer, L.M., and Foster, D.A. (1991) Mol. Cell. Biol. 11, 4903-4908) and that this activation is dependent upon a G protein(s) (Jiang H., Alexandropoulos, K., Song, J., and Foster, D.A. (1994) Mol. Cell. Biol. 14, 3676-3682). An in vitro PLD assay was developed to(More)
We generated mice that overexpress the sirtuin, SIRT1. Transgenic mice have been generated by knocking in SIRT1 cDNA into the beta-actin locus. Mice that are hemizygous for this transgene express normal levels of beta-actin and higher levels of SIRT1 protein in several tissues. Transgenic mice display some phenotypes similar to mice on a calorie-restricted(More)