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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007 Nov 30;363(4):895-900. Epub 2007 Sep 10.

ZNF307, a novel zinc finger gene suppresses p53 and p21 pathway.

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The Center for Heart Development, Key Lab of MOE for Development Biology and Protein Chemistry, College of Life Sciences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, 410081 Hunan, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

We have cloned a novel KRAB-related zinc finger gene, ZNF307, encoding a protein of 545aa. ZNF307 is conserved across species in evolution and is differentially expressed in human adult and fetal tissues. The fusion protein of EGFP-ZNF307 localizes in the nucleus. Transcriptional activity assays show ZNF307 suppresses transcriptional activity of L8G5-luciferase. Overexpressing ZNF307 in different cell lines also inhibits the transcriptional activities of p53 and p21. Moreover, ZNF307 works by reducing the p53 protein level and p53 protein reduction is achieved by increasing transcription of MDM2 and EP300. ZNF307 might suppress p53-p21 pathway through activating MDM2 and EP300 expression and inducing p53 degradation.

PMID:
17910948
DOI:
10.1016/j.bbrc.2007.08.180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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