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What does p53 stand for?

p53 stands for Tumor Suppressor Gene

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When tumor suppressor genes are lost, it's common for several nearby genes-which play no role in cancer development-to be lost as well," explained the study's co-senior author William Hahn, MD, PhD, of Dana-Farber.
Scott Powers, Director of the Human Cancer Genome Center at CSHL, used a highly efficient genome-sequencing technique to scan the genomes of liver cancers from more than 100 patients to compile a list of deletions of chromosomal regions, which were hypothesized to be the location of most of the missing tumor suppressor genes.
Working with Stanford colleagues Xu Li and Uta Francke, they have now located the human version of tsg101 on a region of chromosome 11 suspected of containing a tumor suppressor gene involved in breast and other cancers.