David Lane Group

This page is about the research in David Lane group.

Professor Sir David Lane. Photo: Ulf Sirborn
Professor Sir David Lane. Photo: Ulf Sirborn

The protein p53, widely known as the guardian of the genome, was discovered by Prof. Sir David Lane in 1979 and has over the years been recognized as a tumor suppressor gene mutated in more than half of all malignant tumors occurring in adults. Apart from its role as a tumor suppressor, p53 has been shown to be involved in numerous regulatory cell functions. Research in our lab is focused on understanding the many facets of p53 biology in malignant and normal cells. We employ cutting edge technology such as mass spectometry, advanced microscopy, multi-color flow cytometry and imaging cytometry to this end and strive to translate our findings to the clinic.

Projects within the David Lane Group

Principal Investigator Michael Landreh


How to lose tumor suppression
David Philip Lane
Science 365 (6453), 539-540 2019 Aug;()

Understanding p53 functions through p53 antibodies.
Sabapathy K, Lane DP
J Mol Cell Biol 2019 Apr;11(4):317-329

The MDM2/MDMX-p53 Antagonist PM2 Radiosensitizes Wild-Type p53 Tumors.
Spiegelberg D, Mortensen AC, Lundsten S, Brown CJ, Lane DP, Nestor M
Cancer Res. 2018 Sep;78(17):5084-5093

Constitutive activation of WASp in X-linked neutropenia renders neutrophils hyperactive.
Keszei M, Record J, Kritikou JS, Wurzer H, Geyer C, Thiemann M, et al
J. Clin. Invest. 2018 Aug;128(9):4115-4131

Mass Spectrometry Reveals the Direct Action of a Chemical Chaperone.
Gault J, Lianoudaki D, Kaldmäe M, Kronqvist N, Rising A, Johansson J, et al
J Phys Chem Lett 2018 Jul;9(14):4082-4086

Monoclonal Antibodies against Specific p53 Hotspot Mutants as Potential Tools for Precision Medicine.
Hwang LA, Phang BH, Liew OW, Iqbal J, Koh XH, Koh XY, et al
Cell Rep 2018 01;22(1):299-312

Inhibiting p53 Acetylation Reduces Cancer Chemotoxicity.
Zheng S, Koh XY, Goh HC, Rahmat SAB, Hwang LA, Lane DP
Cancer Res. 2017 08;77(16):4342-4354

Exploiting the p53 Pathway for Therapy.
Cheok CF, Lane DP
Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med 2017 Mar;7(3):

Cancer. p53, guardian of the genome.
Lane DP
Nature 1992 Jul;358(6381):15-6

T antigen is bound to a host protein in SV40-transformed cells.
Lane DP, Crawford LV
Nature 1979 Mar;278(5701):261-3

Further publications

All scientific publications from David Lane


The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet)


David Lane Laboratory at Sci Life
Biomedicum quarter 7B-C Solnavägen 9, 17165 Solna

P53 Laboratory in Singapore
The p53 lab in singapore is focusing on the development of new therapies, new diagnostics and new discoveries in the p53 pathway.
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