Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol. 288, no. 10, pp. 7387-7398
Background: Interactions between p53 and Bcl-2 family proteins serve a critical role in transcription-independent p53 apoptosis. Results: We studied the interactions of p53TAD2 with anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family proteins at the atomic level by NMR, mutagenesis, and structure calculation. Conclusion: Bcl-XL/Bcl-2, MDM2, and CBP/p300 share similar modes of binding to the dual p53TAD motifs. Significance: Dual-site interaction of p53TAD is a highly conserved mechanism in the transcription-dependent and transcription- independent p53 apoptotic pathways.