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Cell. 2009 May 15;137(4):609-22. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2009.04.050.

Modes of p53 regulation.

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Institute for Cancer Genetics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1130 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

The traditional view of p53 activation includes three steps-p53 stabilization, DNA binding, and transcriptional activation. However, recent studies indicate that each step of p53 activation is more complex than originally anticipated. Moreover, both genetic studies in mice and in vitro studies with purified components suggest that the classical model may not be sufficient to explain all aspects of p53 activation in vivo. To reconcile these differences, we propose that antirepression, the release of p53 from repression by factors such as Mdm2 and MdmX, is a key step in the physiological activation of p53.

PMID:
19450511
PMCID:
PMC3737742
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2009.04.050
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