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The p53 tumor suppressor exerts anti-proliferative effects in response to various types of stress including DNA damage and abnormal proliferative signals. Tight regulation of p53 is essential for maintaining normal cell growth and this occurs primarily through posttranslational modifications of p53. Here, we describe Pirh2, a gene regulated by p53 that(More)
The p53 tumour suppressor promotes cell-cycle arrest or apoptosis in response to cellular stress, such as DNA damage and oncogenesis. This role of p53 is important for its tumour-suppression function and depends, at least in part, on its ability to bind to specific DNA sequences and activate the transcription of target genes. The pathway through which p53(More)
The ability of p53 to promote apoptosis and cell cycle arrest is believed to be important for its tumor suppression function. Besides activating the expression of cell cycle arrest and proapoptotic genes, p53 also represses a number of genes. Previous studies have shown an association between p53 activation and down-regulation of c-myc expression. However,(More)
The p53 tumor suppressor promotes cell cycle arrest or apoptosis in response to diverse stress stimuli. p53-mediated cell death depends in large part on transcriptional up-regulation of target genes. One of these targets, P53-induced protein with a death domain (PIDD), was shown to function as a mediator of p53-dependent apoptosis. Here we show that PIDD is(More)
The p53 protein is activated by stress signals and exhibits both protective and death-promoting functions that are considered important for its tumor suppressor function. Emerging evidence points toward an additional role for p53 in metabolism. Here, we identify Lpin1 as a p53-responsive gene that is induced in response to DNA damage and glucose(More)
The tumor suppressor p53 is regulated in part by binding to cellular proteins. We used p53 as bait in the yeast two-hybrid system and isolated homeodomain-interacting protein kinase 1 (HIPK1) as a p53-binding protein. Deletion analysis showed that amino acids 100-370 of p53 and amino acids 885-1093 of HIPK1 were sufficient for HIPK1-p53 interaction. HIPK1(More)
The 3′ untranslated region of human p53 mRNA represses translation both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we identify a cis-acting 66-nucleotide U-rich sequence in the human p53 mRNA 3′ untranslated region that mediates translational repression. Using UV cross-linking, we detect a 40 kDa protein that interacts specifically with the p53 3′UTR containing the(More)
Cellular senescence limits the replicative capacity of normal cells and acts as an intrinsic barrier that protects against the development of cancer. Telomere shortening-induced replicative senescence is dependent on the ATM-p53-p21 pathway but additional genes likely contribute to senescence. Here, we show that the p53-responsive gene BTG2 plays an(More)
A new discrete Green’s function formulation of the finite difference time domain (DGF-FDTD) method has been developed which expresses the field response as a convolution of the current sources and the impulse response of the FDTD equation system. DGF-FDTD avoids the need for computation of free space nodes and absorbing boundary conditions. The method has(More)
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is caused by a mutation in LMNA that produces an aberrant lamin A protein, progerin. The accumulation of progerin in HGPS cells leads to an aberrant nuclear morphology, genetic instability, and p53-dependent premature senescence. How p53 is activated in response to progerin production is unknown. Here we show that(More)
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