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Despite being frequently mutated or deregulated in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and many other cancers, the mechanisms by which nucleophosmin (NPM1) regulates oncogenesis remain elusive. We found that NPM1 plays a direct and conserved role in DNA damage-induced assembly of the PIDDosome complex, the activating platform for caspase-2. This function is carried in the nucleolus and is essential for caspase-2-mediated apoptosis in response to a variety of DNA injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1348325
JournalMolecular and Cellular Oncology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2017


  • Apoptosis
  • DNA damage
  • NPM1
  • PIDD
  • PIDDosome
  • caspase-2
  • nucleolus


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