HIPK2 is a conserved serine/threonine nuclear kinase that interacts with homeodomain transcription factors. HIPK2 enhances expression of p53 target genes that resulting in growth arrest and the enhancement of UV-induced apoptosis that could be inhibited by antisense to HIPK2 (1). HIPK2 as a target for MDM2 mediated ubiquitin-dependent degradation that only occurred in growth-arresting conditions when MDM2 was efficiently induced by p53 (2). The knockdown of HIPK2 using small interfering RNA reduced p53 binding and activation of p53R2 that resulting in impaired UV-induced DNA repair.
DKFZp686K02111; FLJ23711; PRO0593
1. Hofmann, T. G. et.al: Regulation of p53 activity by its interaction with homeodomain-interacting protein kinase-2. Nature Cell Biol. 4: 1-10, 2002.
2. Rinaldo, C. et.al: MDM2-regulated degradation of HIPK2 prevents p53Ser46 phosphorylation and DNA damage-induced apoptosis. Molec. Cell 25: 739-750, 2007.
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Cancer, Cell Cycle, Metabolic Disorder, Ser/Thr Kinases, WNT Signaling