The estrogen receptor (ER) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor which regulates growth, development, differentiation and reproduction. To test the hypothesis that the diverse effects of the ER could be mediated by interacting with other transcription factors/oncogenes, the present study assessed its interaction with the tumor suppressor p53. p53 is a transcription factor which is involved in cell cycle regulation and apoptosis. We found that the wild-type p53 physically interacted with ER in vivo and repressed the estrogen-activated transcriptional activity. However, p53 mutants had no or reduced repression effect, depending on the sites of mutation. These findings suggest that p53 can cross talk with the ER in hormone-activated signaling pathways in cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 20 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology