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Mdm2 Amplification In Nih3t3l1 Preadipocytes Leads To Mdm2 Elevation In Terminal Adipogenesis, Vaughn Litteral Jan 2008

Mdm2 Amplification In Nih3t3l1 Preadipocytes Leads To Mdm2 Elevation In Terminal Adipogenesis, Vaughn Litteral

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The p53 protein is a tumor suppressor protein that is mutated or non-functional in nearly all cancers. The Mdm2 protein has the ability to functionally inactivate p53 and these two proteins have been studied extensively in the context of cellular proliferation. In this study, expression of the murine double minute 2 (mdm2) gene was examined in the mouse NIH3T3L1 cell line. Under the proper conditions, the immortalized NIH3T3L1 cells have the ability to differentiate from fibroblasts to adipocytes (Green et al., 1975). This well characterized cell line provides an excellent model to study mdm2 in differentiation. While evaluating the regulation ...


In Search For New P53 Regulated Genes, Meldrick Daniel Mpagi Jan 2008

In Search For New P53 Regulated Genes, Meldrick Daniel Mpagi

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The p53 tumor suppressor protein has the ability to transactivate its target genes whose gene products are involved in carrying out cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, DNA repair, and senescence. Here, I report that two genes may be p53 regulated. Utilizing a microarray method to search for novel p53 target genes, I was able to identify a possible transcriptional target of p53 being solute carrier family 1a1 (SLC1a1). Along with that finding I also identified an E2F-target gene, minichromosome maintenance 10 (MCM10), as being p53 regulated. Gene expression profiling of MCF7 breast cancer cells treated with RNAi targeting Hdm2 and HdmX ...


Transcriptional Regulation Of Lamb3 By P53, Meghna Jani Jan 2008

Transcriptional Regulation Of Lamb3 By P53, Meghna Jani

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The p53 tumor-suppressor plays a very important role in the prevention of cancer and it is known that about 50% of all human tumors possess p53 mutations. Although mutations in p53 are most prevalent in human cancers, inactivation of wild-type p53 occurs through many different mechanisms that are independent of p53 mutation or deletion. In an effort to determine novel p53 target genes, our lab employed a microarray method in which p53 was re-activated by RNAi mediated knockdown of Hdm2 and HdmX in MCF7 human breast cancer cell line, harboring wild-type p53 and elevated levels of Hdm2 and HdmX. Gene ...