Background: It is unclear how DNA-damaging agents target cancer cells over normal somatic cells. Results: Arf/p53-dependent down-regulation of H2AX enables normal cells to survive after DNA damage. Conclusion: Transformed cells, which harbor mutations in either Arf or p53, are more sensitive to DNA-damaging agents. Significance: Cellular transformation renders cells more susceptible to some DNA-damaging agents.
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