Lois Resnick-Silverman

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Lysine acetylation of human tumor suppressor p53 in response to cellular stress signals is required for its function as a transcription factor that regulates cell cycle arrest, senescence, or apoptosis. Here, we report small molecules that block lysine 382-acetylated p53 association with the bromodomain of the coactivator CBP, an interaction essential for(More)
Fabry disease, an X-linked inborn error of glycosphingolipid catabolism, results from mutations in the alpha-galactosidase A (alpha-Gal A) gene at Xq22.1. To determine the nature and frequency of the molecular lesions causing the classical and milder-variant Fabry phenotypes, and for precise carrier detection in Fabry families, the alpha-Gal A transcripts(More)
The Cdc25C phosphatase mediates cellular entry into mitosis. The cdc25C gene is a target for transcriptional downregulation by the tumor suppressor protein p53, and this repression can be shown to contribute to p53-dependent cell cycle arrest. Two independent mechanisms have been identified. One involves the direct binding of p53 to a site in the cdc25C(More)
SV40 has been implicated in the etiology of 40% to 60% of human mesotheliomas. These studies could have important medical implications concerning possible sources of human infection and potential therapies if human tumors are induced by this agent. We did PCR-based analysis to detect SV40 large T antigen DNA in human mesotheliomas. None of 69 tumors in(More)
BACKGROUND We previously reported that the degradation of prohibitin by the SCF(Skp2B) ubiquitin ligase results in a defect in the activity of p53. We also reported that MMTV-Skp2B transgenic mice develop mammary gland tumors that are characterized by an increased proteolytic cleavage of the insulin-like growth factor binding protein 4 (IGFBP-4), an(More)
There are two response elements for p53 in the promoter of the gene for the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor p21. The binding of p53 to the 5' site was enhanced by incubation with monoclonal antibody 421, whereas the binding of p53 to the 3' site was inhibited. Mutational analysis showed that a single-base change caused one element to behave like the(More)
Transformation and immortalization of human diploid fibroblasts by simian virus 40 (SV40) is at least a two-stage process, since transformants have a limited lifespan in culture. We have isolated immortalized derivatives (AR5 and HAL) from transformants generated with an origin-defective SV40 genome encoding a heat-labile large T protein (T antigen) and(More)
UNLABELLED The tumor suppressor p53 (TP53) has a well-studied role in triggering cell-cycle checkpoint in response to DNA damage. Previous studies have suggested that functional p53 enhances chemosensitivity. In contrast, data are presented to show that p53 can be required for cell survival following DNA damage due to activation of reversible cell-cycle(More)
The F-box protein Skp2 and its isoform Skp2B are both overexpressed in breast cancers. Skp2 alters the activity of p53 by inhibiting its interaction with p300 and by promoting p300 degradation. Here, we report that Skp2B also attenuates the activity of p53; however, this effect is independent of p300, suggesting that another mechanism might be involved.(More)
The most critical feature of the cellular response to DNA damage is the ability of the cell to pause and repair the damage so that detrimental mutations will not be passed along to future generations of cells. The cell cycle of mammalian cells is equipped with checkpoints that can prevent cell cycle progression. Cells can either be arrested before(More)