E2F transcriptional repressor complexes are critical downstream targets of p19(ARF)/p53-induced proliferative arrest.

The p16(INK4a)/pRB/E2F and p19(ARF)/p53 tumor suppressor pathways are disrupted in most human cancers. Both p19(ARF) and p53 are required for the induction of senescence in primary mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), but little is known about their downstream targets. Disruption of E2F-mediated transcriptional repression in MEFs caused a general increase in… (More)