GADD45A Research Reagents

Growth arrest and DNA damage-inducible protein GADD45 alpha is a protein in humans that is encoded by GADD45A gene. In T-cells, functions as a regulator of p38 MAPKs by inhibiting p88 phosphorylation and activity (By similarity). Might affect PCNA interaction with some CDK (cell division protein kinase) complexes; stimulates DNA excision repair in vitro and inhibits entry of cells into S phase.

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GADD45A Antibodies

GADD45A Antibodies for Homo sapiens (Human)

GADD45A Proteins

GADD45A Proteins for Homo sapiens (Human)

GADD45A Proteins for Rattus norvegicus (Rat)

GADD45A Proteins for Mus musculus (Mouse)

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GADD45A ELISA Kit for Homo sapiens (Human)

GADD45A Background

The GADD45A gene was initially isolated from Chinese Hamster Ovarian (CHO) cells based on rapid induction under UV exposure [1]. Growth arrest and DNA-damage-inducible protein 45 alpha (GADD45α/GADD45A) is one of the GADD45 family proteins that act as stress sensors that regulate the response of mammalian cells to genotoxic/physiological stress and modulate tumor formation. GADD45A is widely expressed and predominantly localized in nucluse [2]. Interacting with multiple important cellular proteins, GADD45A is responsive to numerous agents implicated in DNA damage, apoptosis, cell cycle checkpoint control, cell injury, and other growth regulatory processes [3]. GADD45A has roles both in S-phase and G2/M arrest [4][5]. It inhibits DNA replication during the S phase by replacing PCNA from the cyclin D1 complex [4]. Similarly, GADD45A binds to Cdk1, blocking its interaction with cyclin B1, thus suppressing Cdk1 activity, stagnating the cell at the G2/M checkpoint, and inducing apoptosis [6]. GADD45A appears to negatively modulate the tumor suppressor CDKN1A (cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1 a) expression in keratinocytes, permitting nucleotide excision repair (NER) after UV radiation [3]. p38 phosphorylates p53, upregulating downstream effector GADD45A, which is contrarily conducive to activate p53 via p38 [5]. The process establishes a positive feedback loop that is transient during genotoxic stress-induced growth arrest, and that is required during oncogene-induced permanent growth arrest [7]. Therefore, mice deleted the GADD45A gene exhibited genomic instability, increased carcinogenesis, and a low frequency of exencephaly after genotoxic stresses such as ionizing radiation (IR) and UV radiation, consistently with previous study results [8]. These results also indicated that GADD45A is one component of the p53 pathway that contributes to the maintenance of genomic stability [8]. Besides, GADD45A also has a role in DNA-demethylation to promote genome stability. The binding of GADD45A and ING1b is required for DNA demethylation of methylated reporter plasmids [9]. In many malignancies, GADD45A is down-regulation, which probably allows for the elusion of tumor cells from senescence and apoptosis. Novel approaches are, therefore, being developed to regulate GADD45A levels to combat malignancies.

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[9] Andrea Schäfer, Emil Karaulanov, et al. Ing1 functions in DNA demethylation by directing Gadd45a to H3K4me3 [J]. Genes & Dev. 2013. 27: 261-273.


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