The TP53 gene, located on chromosome 17, is a tumour suppressor gene, responsible for the production of the p53 protein, a transcription regulatory protein which works in concert with a number of other proteins, together forming the p53 pathway 1,2.

Inherited mutations in this gene result in the rare hereditary cancer condition known as Li-Fraumeni syndrome, which predisposes to a wide variety of malignancies 1

Somatic mutations are, however, very common within many malignancies. 

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • p53
  • p53 protein
  • TP53 gene
  • p53 pathway

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