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Sci. Signal., 2 April 2013
Vol. 6, Issue 269, p. pc9
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2004156]


Science Signaling Podcast: 2 April 2013

Risheng Xu1 and Annalisa M. VanHook2

1 Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences and Medical Scientist Training Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA.
2 Web Editor, Science Signaling, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA.

Abstract: This Podcast features an interview with Risheng Xu, first author of a Research Article that appears in the 2 April 2013 issue of Science Signaling. The transcription factor p53 is tumor suppressor that is activated by various cell stresses, and it promotes the transcription of genes that participate in DNA damage repair, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. At target gene promoters, p53 cooperates with the acetyltransferase p300 to stimulate the expression of genes required for these stress responses. In a new study published this week in Science Signaling, Risheng Xu and colleagues report that the multifunctional protein IPMK (inositol polyphosphate multikinase) stimulates p53 activity at target gene promoters by recruiting p300 into this transcriptional complex.

Citation: R. Xu, A. M. VanHook, Science Signaling Podcast: 2 April 2013. Sci. Signal. 6, pc9 (2013).

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