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Hypermutable change of human UV(r)-1 cells by p53 overexpression.

The p53 protein has been reported to regulate cellular responses to genetic stress such as far-ultraviolet light (UV), protecting human cells from mutation. Levels of p53 protein in hypermutable RSa cells were found here to increase soon after UV irradiation, while those in UV(r)-1 cells, a hypomutable variant of RSa cells, showed a delayed increase. Three cell lines overexpressing wild-type p53 in UV(r)-1 cells exhibited higher sensitivity to UV mutagenicity than did control U-V-7 cells transfected with vector alone, assessed using the ouabain-resistance phenotypic mutation test and identification of K-ras codon 12 base substitution mutation. On the other hand, U-V-7 cells showed UV-induced elevation of antipain-sensitive protease activity, but p53 transfectants did not. Moreover, antipain treatment to U-V-7 cells was increased susceptibility to UV mutagenicity. Thus, p53 protein overproduction may sensitize human cells, at least those tested, to UV mutagenicity, in association with inhibition of protease activity.[1]


  1. Hypermutable change of human UV(r)-1 cells by p53 overexpression. Sugita, T., Hiwasa, T., Nomura, J., Kita, K., Hiroshima, K., Suzuki, H., Sekiya, S., Suzuki, N. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (2001) [Pubmed]
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