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Wright State University

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Publications

2012

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Microrna-34a Modulates Mdm4 Expression Via A Target Site In The Open Reading Frame, Pooja Mandke, Nicholas Wyatt, Jillian Fraser, Benjamin Bates, Steven J. Berberich, Michael P. Markey Aug 2012

Microrna-34a Modulates Mdm4 Expression Via A Target Site In The Open Reading Frame, Pooja Mandke, Nicholas Wyatt, Jillian Fraser, Benjamin Bates, Steven J. Berberich, Michael P. Markey

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Faculty Publications

Background

MDM4, also called MDMX or HDMX in humans, is an important negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor. MDM4 is overexpressed in about 17% of all cancers and more frequently in some types, such as colon cancer or retinoblastoma. MDM4 is known to be post-translationally regulated by MDM2-mediated ubiquitination to decrease its protein levels in response to genotoxic stress, resulting in accumulation and activation of p53. At the transcriptional level, MDM4 gene regulation has been less clearly understood. We have reported that DNA damage triggers loss of MDM4 mRNA and a concurrent increase in p53 activity. These experiments attempt ...