• Chapter 1. Function and Role of p53 in Hematologic Malignancies
(Wei Cui, MD, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, US)
• Chapter 2. Mechanisms and Implication of p53 Mutation in Cancer
(Eziafa I. Oduah and Steven R. Grossman, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, U, and others)
• Chapter 3. p53-Mediated Neuroprotective Effects of Natural Compounds in Oxidative Stress Conditions
(Klara Zubcic, Goran Šimic and Maja Jazvinšcak Jembrek, Department for Neuroscience, Croatian Institute for Brain Research, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)
p53: Structure, Functions and Role in Disease discusses the role of p53 dysregulation in different hematologic neoplasms defined by the current WHO classification. The prevalence of p53 aberration, mechanisms of p53 inactivation, regulation of p53 signaling pathway, and prognostic implications of p53 dysfunction in different hematologic malignancies are reviewed.The authors also discuss the prevalence of p53 mutations in cancers and important mechanisms underlying the impact of p53 mutations such as loss of function, dominant negative effect and gain of function.Recent findings related to the p53-mediated neuroprotective effects of natural compounds at the cellular, molecular, and behavioral level in various in vitro and in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases are described, with a focus on Alzheimer's disease.