p53-mediated adaptation to serine starvation is retained by a common tumour-derived mutantMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listTim Humpton Andreas K Hock Oliver DK Maddocks Karen Vousden
In response to oncogenic stress, the tumour suppressor protein p53 can induce the elimination of cells through induction of cell death or senescence, helping to restrain malignant progression. Conversely, under nutrient stress, p53 can protect cells by supporting metabolic adaptation. Many cancers express mutant p53 proteins that have lost the cell-elimination properties of wild-type p53. However, a previous report showed that a tumour-derived mutant can retain the ability to support cells under glutamine starvation.