The p53 control of apoptosis and proliferation: lessons from Drosophila

Abstract : The canonical role of p53 in preserving genome integrity and limiting carcinogenesis has been well established. In the presence of acute DNA-damage, oncogene deregulation and other forms of cellular stress, p53 orchestrates a myriad of pleiotropic processes to repair cellular damages and maintain homeostasis. Beside these well-studied functions of p53, recent studies in Drosophila have unraveled intriguing roles of Dmp53 in promoting cell division in apoptosis-induced proliferation, enhancing fitness and proliferation of the winner cell in cell competition and coordinating growth at the organ and organismal level in the presence of stress. In this review, we describe these new functions of Dmp53 and discuss their relevance in the context of carcinogenesis.
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Bertrand Mollereau, Dali Ma. The p53 control of apoptosis and proliferation: lessons from Drosophila. Apoptosis, Springer Verlag, 2014, 19, pp.1421-1429. ⟨doi:10.1007⟩. ⟨ensl-01074645⟩

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