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Nitric oxide-induced cellular stress and p53 activation in chronic inflammation.

Free radical-induced cellular stress contributes to cancer during chronic inflammation. Here, we investigated mechanisms of p53 activation by the free radical, NO. NO from donor drugs induced both ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM)- and ataxia-telangiectasia mutated and Rad3-related-dependent p53 posttranslational modifications, leading to an increase in p53 transcriptional targets and a G(2)M cell cycle checkpoint. Such modifications were also identified in cells cocultured with NO-releasing macrophages. In noncancerous colon tissues from patients with ulcerative colitis (a cancer-prone chronic inflammatory disease), inducible NO synthase protein levels were positively correlated with p53 serine 15 phosphorylation levels. Immunostaining of HDM-2 and p21(WAF1) was consistent with transcriptionally active p53. Our study highlights a pivotal role of NO in the induction of cellular stress and the activation of a p53 response pathway during chronic inflammation.[1]


  1. Nitric oxide-induced cellular stress and p53 activation in chronic inflammation. Hofseth, L.J., Saito, S., Hussain, S.P., Espey, M.G., Miranda, K.M., Araki, Y., Jhappan, C., Higashimoto, Y., He, P., Linke, S.P., Quezado, M.M., Zurer, I., Rotter, V., Wink, D.A., Appella, E., Harris, C.C. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (2003) [Pubmed]
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