Journal article

Role of p53 in cAMP/PKA pathway mediated apoptosis

Ahmad Rahimi, Ying Ying Lee, Hassen Abdella, Marcel Doerflinger, Lahiru Gangoda, Rahul Srivastava, Kun Xiao, Paul G Ekert, Hamsa Puthalakath

APOPTOSIS | SPRINGER | Published : 2013


Deregulated β-adrenoceptor/cAMP-PKA pathway is implicated in a range of human diseases, such as neuronal loss during aging, cardiomyopathy and septic shock. The molecular mechanism of this process is, however, only poorly understood. We recently had demonstrated that the β-adrenoceptor/cAMP-PKA pathway triggers apoptosis through the transcriptional induction of the pro-apoptotic BH3-only Bcl-2 family member BIM in tissues, such as the thymus and the heart. Induction of BIM is driven by the transcriptional co-activator CBP (CREB Binding Protein) together with the proto-oncogene c-Myc. Association of CBP with c-Myc leads to altered histone acetylation and methylation pattern at the BIM promote..

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