Representation of a complex between DNA and the protein p53
Tumor protein p53 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the TP53 gene. The p53 protein is crucial in multicellular organisms, where it regulates the cell cycle and, thus, functions as a tumor suppressor, preventing cancer. As such, p53 has been described as “the guardian of the genome” because of its role in conserving stability by preventing genome mutation. Hence TP53 is classified as a tumor suppressor gene. The name p53 is in reference to its apparent molecular mass.
“Don’t sit and wait. Get out there, feel life. Touch the sun, and immerse in the sea.”
“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”
“Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters (via psych-facts
The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands.
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“Be curious, not judgemental.”