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Function of the ING family of PHD proteins in cancer.

The ING genes encode a family of at least seven proteins with conserved plant homeodomain (PHD)-type zinc fingers in their C-termini. The founding member, ING1, is capable of binding to and affecting the activity of histone acetyltransferase (HAT), histone deacetylase ( HDAC), and factor acetyltransferase (FAT) protein complexes. Some ING proteins are involved in transcriptional regulation of genes, such as the p53-inducible genes p21 and Bax. Others have been found to affect post-translational modifications, exemplified by the ING2- induced acetylation of p53 on the same site deacetylated by the Sir2 HDAC. Upon UV irradiation, ING1 causes cell cycle arrest and interacts with proliferating cell nuclear antigen to promote DNA repair or induce apoptosis in cells to prevent tumorigenesis depending upon the severity of DNA damage. It is very likely that, by linking DNA repair, apoptosis and chromatin remodeling to the transcriptional regulation of critical genes, ING1 exerts it tumor suppressor functions by helping maintain genomic stability. Therefore, ING proteins, which are down-regulated in a broad variety of cancer types, are able to restrict cell growth and proliferation, induce apoptosis, and modulate cell cycle progression, which strongly supports the notion that ING family proteins act as class II tumor suppressors.[1]


  1. Function of the ING family of PHD proteins in cancer. Gong, W., Suzuki, K., Russell, M., Riabowol, K. Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. (2005) [Pubmed]
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