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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    BAG2 promotes tumorigenesis through enhancing mutant p53 protein levels and function

    Xuetian Yue et al.
    Overexpression of BAG2—a novel mutant p53 binding protein—in tumors inhibits MDM2-mediated mutant p53 degradation, which leads to the accumulation of mutant p53 protein and promotes tumorigenesis.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    p53 orchestrates DNA replication restart homeostasis by suppressing mutagenic RAD52 and POLθ pathways

    Sunetra Roy et al.
    p53 suppresses genome instability by direct role at stalled replication forks for pathway regulation that explains transcription-independent p53 tumor-suppressor functions.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    TP53 exon-6 truncating mutations produce separation of function isoforms with pro-tumorigenic functions

    Nitin H Shirole et al.
    Genetic and molecular analysis of TP53 exon-6 truncating mutations reveal that these mutations, contrary to current belief, promote tumorigenesis and point towards strategies for treating cancers driven by these prevalent mutations.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Quality control in oocytes by p63 is based on a spring-loaded activation mechanism on the molecular and cellular level

    Daniel Coutandin et al.
    p63 uses an intricate network of domain-domain interactions to control its function in long-term quality maintenance of resting oocytes.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Laminin signals initiate the reciprocal loop that informs breast-specific gene expression and homeostasis by activating NO, p53 and microRNAs

    Saori Furuta et al.
    Endogenous laminins are necessary to build a functional acinus via generating NO, activating p53, HOXD10 and other positive players, but tumor cells neither make laminin nor generate NO, unless they are reverted to an organized structure.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Ribosomal protein S27-like is a physiological regulator of p53 that suppresses genomic instability and tumorigenesis

    Xiufang Xiong et al.
    The ribosomal protein, Rps27l, plays an oncogenic role by promoting p53 degradation via stabilizing the Mdm2-Mdm4 complex, but a tumor suppressor role by preventing the aneuploidy and loss of p53 heterozygosity.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    A distinct p53 target gene set predicts for response to the selective p53–HDM2 inhibitor NVP-CGM097

    Sébastien Jeay et al.
    The discovery and preclinical validation of a novel gene signature predictive for response to HDM2-targeting drug NVP-CGM097 could significantly improve the clinical response rate to all p53-HDM2 inhibitors.
    1. Cancer Biology

    FXR1 regulates transcription and is required for growth of human cancer cells with TP53/FXR2 homozygous deletion

    Yichao Fan et al.
    Functional and mechanistic analyses of cancer cells containing homozygous deletion of TP53 and FXR2 reveal that inhibition of FXR1 blocks cell proliferation in a collateral lethality manner, opening an avenue to develop therapies targeting such cancers.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Glutaminase 2 is a novel negative regulator of small GTPase Rac1 and mediates p53 function in suppressing metastasis

    Cen Zhang et al.
    The GLS2 enzyme suppresses cancer metastasis by interacting with the small GTPase Rac1 and inhibiting its activity.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    MPI depletion enhances O-GlcNAcylation of p53 and suppresses the Warburg effect

    Nataly Shtraizent et al.
    Mannose phosphate isomerase is a metabolic enzyme regulating cell survival in both embryonic and cancer cells.