Monocytic leukemia zinc finger (MOZ) interacts with p53 to induce p21 expression and cell-cycle arrest.

Upon DNA damage, p53 can induce either cell-cycle arrest or apoptosis. Here we show that monocytic leukemia zinc finger (MOZ) forms a complex with p53 to induce p21 expression and cell-cycle arrest. The levels of the p53-MOZ complex increased in response to DNA damage to levels that induce cell-cycle arrest. MOZ(-/-) mouse embryonic fibroblasts failed to… CONTINUE READING