Expression of different mutant p53 transgenes in neuroblastoma cells leads to different cellular responses to genotoxic agents

Suman Gangopadhyay, Farid Jalali, Danny Reda, Jim Peacock, Robert G. Bristow, Samuel Benchimol

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Abstract

The involvement of p53 as a determinant of chemosensitivity or radiosensitivity is not well understood and is complicated by numerous contradictory reports. Here we have addressed this issue using a series of isogenic clones derived from two neuroblastoma cell lines that express wild-type p53 genes, Nub7 and IMR32. Two different mutant p53 transgenes were used in an attempt to disrupt p53 function in the clones. Our findings indicate that the cellular response is dependent on the genotoxic agent used as well as on the specific p53 transgene used. Cellular radiosensitivity showed no association with apoptosis or with the ability of the cells to arrest in G1 after irradiation. An association was observed, however, between γ-radiation sensitivity and DNA double-strand break rejoining activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-131
Number of pages10
JournalExperimental Cell Research
Volume275
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Chemosensitivity
  • DNA damage
  • DNA repair
  • Neuroblastoma
  • p53
  • Radiosensitivity

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