The p53 tumour suppressor inhibits glucocorticoid-induced proliferation of erythroid progenitors.

Hypoxia encountered at high altitude, blood loss and erythroleukemia instigate stress erythropoiesis, which involves glucocorticoid-induced proliferation of erythroid progenitors (ebls). The tumour suppressor p53 stimulates hematopoietic cell maturation and antagonizes glucocorticoid receptor (GR) activity in hypoxia, suggesting that it may inhibit stress… (More)