volume 5, issue 6, P698-706 2016
DOI: 10.21037/tcr.2016.11.74
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Abstract: TP53 is the most commonly mutated gene in cancer, with over half of all human cancers harboring a mutation in the gene. The p53 protein is a transcription factor that functions as a tumor suppressor, and a subset of its numerous roles include the arrest of proliferation, promotion of DNA repair, and induction of apoptosis in cells with severe DNA damage or stress. The vast majority of p53 mutations are single amino acid substitutions within the DNA binding domain, which either directly impede the protein’s ab…

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