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P57 (gene)



Template:DISPLAYTITLE:p57 (gene) p57 or p57KIP2 is a tumor suppressor human gene on chromosome 11 (11p15) and belongs to the cip/kip gene family. It encodes a cell cycle inhibitor that binds to G1 cyclin-CDK complexes. [1] Thus p57KIP2 causes arrest of the cell cycle in G1 phase. A mutation of this gene may lead to loss of control over the cell cycle leading to uncontrolled cellular proliferation. p57KIP2 has been associated with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) which is characterized by increased risk of tumor formation in childhood. [2]

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  1. ^ p57KIP2, a structurally distinct member of the p21CIP1 Cdk inhibitor family, is a candidate tumor suppressor gene. GENES & DEVELOPMENT 9:650-662, 1995. ISSN 0890-9369.
  2. ^ New p57KIP2 mutations in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome Human Genetics, Vol 100, Num 5-6 / Sept 1997.


 
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