van Os R, de Haan G, Dykstra BJ

Cell Stem Cell 2009 Jan;4(1):7-8

PMID: 19128788


p53, sometimes referred to as the “guardian of the genome,” helps regulate cell-cycle arrest, DNA-damage repair, apoptosis, and senescence. Adding to this list, in this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Liu et al. (2009) show that p53 also plays a role in regulating hematopoietic stem cell quiescence.

Hematopoietic stem cell quiescence: yet another role for p53
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