Author(s): Buckbinder L, Talbott R, VelascoMiguel S, Takenaka I, Faha B,
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Abstract Transcriptional activation of target genes represents an important component of the tumour-suppressor function of p53 and provides a functional link between p53 and various growth-regulatory processes, including cell cycle progression (p21/WAF1), DNA repair (GADD45) and apoptosis (bax). Here we use a differential cloning approach to identify the gene encoding insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGF-BP3) as a novel p53-regulated target gene. Induction of IGF-BP3 gene expression by wild-type but not mutant p53 is associated with enhanced secretion of an active form of IGF-BP3 capable of inhibiting mitogenic signalling by the insulin-like growth factor IGF-1. Our results indicate that IGF-BP3 may link p53 to potential novel autocrine/paracrine signalling pathways and to processes regulated by or dependent on IGF(s), such as cellular growth, transformation and survival.
This article was published in Nature
and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science