Published in Cancer Gene Therapy Week, July 19th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "flavopiridol (FP) inhibits gene expression and causes apoptosis, and these effects cannot be explained by inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinases that govern cell cycle. The simple and established notion that FP is an inhibitor of transcription predicts its effects. Because Mdm-2 targets p53 for degradation, FP, as predicted, dramatically induced p53 by inhibiting Mdm-2."
"Once p53 was induced, restoration of transcription (by removal of FP) resulted in superinduction of p21 and Mdm-2. Similarly, low concentrations of FP (50 nm) induced p21 and Mdm-2...
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