Question 2: (10 marks in total)

p53 is one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer.

  1. Describe how p53 is inactivated by many viruses (3 marks) (Maximum 150 words)

 

 

  1. What effect does a lack of p53 have on the cell? (3 marks) (Maximum 150 words)

 

 

  1. Why do viruses need to achieve this effect? (4 marks) (Maximum 200 words)

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