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November 25, 2011 / May K.

Tumor suppresor protein p53

Protein Data Bank ID: 2OCJ
Protein Name: Core Domain of Protein p53
Organism: Homo sapiens
Title of Drawing: “Pair Scating”

The image shows the structure of the core domain of protein p53. p53 is a tumor suppressor protein meaning that it has a function in preventing cells from cancer. Because of its role in preventing the genome from mutations, this protein is also referred to as “the guardian of the genome”.

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