Stimulation of p53-Dependent Transciption by the Growth Suppressor, c-Ab1
Annual rept. 1 Jul 1999-31 May 2000
CALIFORNIA UNIV RIVERSIDE
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Although it is known that c-Abl stimulates p53-dependent transcription, a function required for c-Abl growth suppressor activity, the molecular mechanism by which this occurs remain elusive. The results obtained with this grant award show that cAbl interacts with the C-terminal regulatory domain of tetrameric form of p53 and functions to activate the p53 DNA-binding. in an effort to assess the mechanism of c-Abl activation, we also show that c-Abl activates p53 DNA-binding by stabilizing the p53-DNA complex. Collectively, these results suggest a model for c-Abl activation. in this model c-Abl activates latent p53 by relieving the C-terminal inhibitory domain of p53 and enhances p53 DNA-binding by forming a stable p53-DNA complex see text.
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