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The E2F family and the role of E2F1 in apoptosis.
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PMID:  19539777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The E2F family of transcription factors plays a pivotal role in the regulation of cellular proliferation and differentiation. Although the deregulation of E2Fs is considered an oncogenic event that predisposes immortalized cells to transformation, paradoxically, E2F1 is also equipped with an ability to induce apoptosis under certain cellular contexts. It has become evident that E2Fs, in particular E2F1, participate in many aspects of the apoptotic process, either by acting alone or in cooperation with other factors, such as p53, to protect organisms from tumor development in the face of oncogenic lesions. Given the frequent inactivation of p53 in human cancers, the E2F1-induced apoptosis pathway is rapidly gaining attention as a key mechanism to compensate the loss of p53 in human tumors. In this review, we will focus on the recent progress in our understanding of E2F1-mediated apoptosis and discuss how these discoveries can be translated into potential therapeutic intervention.
Zhenlong Wu; Shunsheng Zheng; Qiang Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1878-5875     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508482     Medline TA:  Int J Biochem Cell Biol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2389-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cancer Biology and Pharmacology, Genome Institute of Singapore, A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Biopolis 02-01, Singapore 138672, Singapore.
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