Recent Examples of p53 from the Web
The researchers put human BRAF and P53 genes in every melanocyte, the pigmented skin cells, of the fish.
Studies published in October say elephant DNA holds 20 copies of p53, an important tumor-suppressing gene, compared to only one in the DNA of humans and other mammals.
The best known is the gene for a protein called p53, which stops cells from reproducing if their DNA is damaged.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'p53.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of p53
First Known Use: 1990See Words from the same year
Learn More about p53
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about p53
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up p53? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).