Early growth response-1-dependent apoptosis is mediated by p53.

The early growth response-1 (EGR-1) protein is an anti-proliferative signal for certain tumor cells and is required for apoptosis induced by stimuli that elevate intracellular Ca2+. We present evidence that EGR-1 transactivates the promoter of the p53 gene and up-regulates p53 RNA and protein levels. Inhibition of p53 function with dominant-negative p53… CONTINUE READING