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The mechanisms by which Mdm2 and Mdm4 (MdmX) regulate p53 remain controversial. We generated a mouse encoding p53 lacking the proline-rich domain (p53DeltaP). p53DeltaP exhibited increased sensitivity to Mdm2-dependent degradation and decreased transactivation capacity, correlating with deficient cell cycle arrest and reduced apoptotic responses. p53DeltaP(More)
Tumors that express wild-type P53 provide a target for therapies designed to reactivate P53 function. This is supported by the potent activation of P53 in tumor cells by Nutlin, a cis-imidazoline that inhibits the Hdm2-P53 interaction. The efficacy of Hdm2.P53 antagonists could be compromised if they do not antagonize Hdmx, an Hdm2 homolog that inhibits P53(More)
In vitro studies suggest that effective tumor suppression by p53 requires multiple domains to execute transcription-dependent and transcription-independent functions. We generated a mutant p53 allele in mice, p53(W25QL26S) (p53(QS)), containing an inactive transactivation domain to evaluate the importance of transactivation for p53-mediated tumor(More)
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