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Genes Dev. 2006 May 15;20(10):1262-7.

ASPP2 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor that cooperates with p53 to suppress tumor growth.

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Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University College London, London W1W 7BS, United Kingdom.

Abstract

ASPP2 stimulates the apoptotic function of the p53 family in vivo. We show here that ASPP2-/- pups died before weaning. This postnatal lethality was significantly enhanced in p53+/- background and both deletions are synthetic lethal. ASPP2+/- mice developed spontaneous tumors. The tumor onset was accelerated by gamma-irradiation or in p53+/- background. Tumors derived from ASPP2+/- mice retained wild-type ASPP2 allele even though some of them lost p53. These provide the first genetic evidence that ASPP2 is a haploinsufficient tumor suppressor that shares overlapping function(s) with p53 in mouse development and tumor suppression.

PMID:
16702401
PMCID:
PMC1472901
DOI:
10.1101/gad.374006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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