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What does gadd153 stand for?

gadd153 stands for growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible gene 153

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GADD 153 has been described as a growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible gene that encodes a C/EBP-related nuclear protein. This protein has also been designated C/EBP-homologous protein (CHOP-10). GADD 153 expression is induced by a variety of cellular stresses, inducing nutrient deprivation and metabolic perturbations. GADD 153 functions to block cells in G1 to S phase in cell cycle progression and acts by dimerizing with other C/EBP proteins to direct GADD 153 dimers away from “classical” C/EBP binding sites, recognizing instead unique “nonclassical” sites.
Saha A, Kuzuhara T, Echigo N, Fujii A, Suganuma M, Fujiki H: Apoptosis of human lung cancer cells by curcumin mediated through up-regulation of growth arrest and DNA damage inducible genes 45 and 153. Biol Pharm Bull 2010, 33:1291-1299.