Other Name(s): p21, waf1, P21
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About the Target

Based on the provided context information, the following key viewpoints can be extracted regarding CDKN1A:

Four E3 ligases, namely SCFSKP2, APC/CCDC20, CRL4CDT2, and CRL2LRR1, are involved in p21 ubiquitylation and degradation. While the first three ligases regulate p21 in the nucleus during cell-cycle regulation, CRL2LRR1 targets p21 in the cytoplasm to control cell migration [1].
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), play a role in regulating the expression of CDKN1A. Some ncRNAs inhibit CDKN1A transcription, leading to p21 repression, while others enhance CDKN1A transcription, resulting in increased levels of p21 [2].
FXR1 mediates the stabilization of miR301a-3p, which protects p21 from degradation by a 3'-5' exonuclease. In cancer cells with depleted FXR1, miR301a-3p is degraded, leading to p21 stabilization and upregulation [3].
Newborn CD4+ T cells have a distinct pathway of IFN-beta signaling, where exposure to IFN-beta does not induce the cell cycle inhibitor p21, unlike in adult CD4+ T cells. This difference in p21 induction influences the inhibitory effect of IFN-beta on newborn CD4+ T cells in terms of proliferation, phosphorylation of Rb, and cytokine production [4].
HDAC1 and HDAC6 regulate the expression of RhoB, which, in turn, can induce either apoptosis/cell death or cytostasis. The induction of p21 by RhoB leads to cytostasis and no combinatorial synergy [5].

Based on the provided context information, several key viewpoints and findings related to CDKN1A (also known as p21) can be identified:

In osteosarcoma, the lncRNA Lnc-KASRT interacts with SRSF1 and regulates alternative splicing of KLF6, leading to increased growth and invasion of cancer cells. This regulation modifies the P21/CCND1 pathway [6].

The "friction model" suggests that the balance between survival and apoptosis in response to DNA damage is determined by the interplay between p53 (driving force) and p21 (friction force) [7].

Nobiletin, when combined with palbociclib, shows synergistic anti-tumor activity by downregulating SKP2 levels, leading to the accumulation of p21 and p27. This inhibits G1-phase-related protein CDK2 and inhibits cell proliferation in renal carcinoma cell lines [8].

Wounded p21-deficient animals exhibit diminished Sdf1 induction and recruitment of Cxcr4+ leukocytes, allowing for lineage-restricted tissue regeneration [9].

In advanced colon cancer, both TGFbeta and activin signaling pathways upregulate p21, but in a ligand-specific manner. Activin induces downregulation of p21 via PI3K/Akt signaling. Nuclear p21 expression may serve as a functional surrogate for intact TGFbeta/SMAD growth suppression, while loss of nuclear p21 suggests potential benefit from activin, TGFbeta, or combination inhibitory therapy [10].

These findings highlight the involvement of CDKN1A (p21) in various cellular processes and its role in different disease contexts.

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