Qingdong Deng

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In primary mammalian cells, oncogenic ras induces premature senescence, depending on an active MEK-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. It has been unclear how activation of the mitogenic MEK-ERK pathway by ras can confer growth inhibition. In this study, we have found that the stress-activated MAPK,(More)
Like apoptosis, oncogene-induced senescence is a barrier to tumor development. However, relatively little is known about the signaling pathways mediating the senescence response. p38-regulated/activated protein kinase (PRAK) is a p38 MAPK substrate whose physiological functions are poorly understood. Here we describe a role for PRAK in tumor suppression by(More)
Several genes that contain the PR (PRDI-BF1 and RIZ) domain have been linked with human cancers. We describe here a new PR-domain-containing gene designated as PRDM5 (PFM2). A PRDM5 cDNA was isolated based on its homology to the PR domain of RIZ1 (PRDM2). The gene encodes an open reading frame of 630 amino acids and contains a PR domain in the NH-terminal(More)
Although oncogenic ras plays a pivotal role in neoplastic transformation, it triggers an anti-oncogenic defense mechanism known as premature senescence in normal cells. In this study, we investigated the induction of cellular responses by different expression levels of oncogenic ras in primary human fibroblasts. We found that a moderate, severalfold(More)
Oncogene-induced senescence is a tumor-suppressive defense mechanism triggered upon activation of certain oncogenes in normal cells. Recently, the senescence response to oncogene activation has been shown to act as a bona fide barrier to cancer development in vivo. Multiple previous studies have implicated the importance of the p38 MAPK pathway in(More)
In primary cells, oncogenic ras induces a stable growth arrest known as premature senescence. Ras-induced premature senescence is considered as a tumor-suppressing defense response that needs to be bypassed before oncogenic potential ras can be revealed. To gain insights into the mechanism of senescence bypass during oncogenic transformation, we dissected(More)
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