Author(s): Fels DR, Koumenis C
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Abstract Tumor hypoxia activates hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) and induces the accumulation of the tumor suppressor p53. HIF-1 signaling stimulates angiogenesis and mediates cellular adaptation to hypoxia, whereas p53 promotes hypoxia-induced apoptosis. A recent article provides in vitro biophysical evidence supporting a direct interaction between p53 and the oxygen-dependent degradation domain of the HIF-1alpha subunit. The article identifies potential structural parameters required for this interaction and suggests an alternative mechanism by which p53 might impact tumor response to therapy.
This article was published in Trends Biochem Sci
and referenced in Journal of Proteomics & Bioinformatics