Mumtaz Anwar

University of Illinois at Chicago

Mumtaz Anwar, Ph.D., is currently an assistant professor (research) at the Department of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago, USA. Dr. Anwar obtained his Ph.D. in Cancer Biology and Molecular Epigenetics at the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. His Ph.D. thesis concerned the investigation of the Wnt signaling pathway in search of new tumor prognostics and biomarkers in colorectal cancer. After completing his Ph.D., he studied epigenetic approaches and other molecular cell signaling mechanisms (in vitro and in vivo) in the context of vascular biology of the lungs at the University of Illinois Chicago. He is a member of various scientific organizations and societies including the American Heart Association (AHA), American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET), North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO), and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). He is the recipient of various awards including the Outstanding Young Investigator Travel Award.

Mumtaz Anwar

2books edited

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p53 is a protein that plays an important role in the regulation of cell division and thereby offers protection to the cell against malignant transformation. This is the most well-studied and most appreciated role of p53, due to which the protein is famously known as the “guardian of the genome.” It is the most studied protein in all forms of cancer research, with much of this research investigating p53’s role in tumor suppression. However, research has also shown that p53 plays a role in a wide range of other cellular functions, like serving as a biomarker for environmental pollution. Even as a tumor suppressor and transcription factor, many aspects of p53 function are still obscure, and research in the field is continually attempting to shed light on these functions. This book examines and discusses the myriad roles of p53 and different aspects of its functions. Chapters examine p53 in cancer prevention, DNA repair, gene regulation, and more.

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p53 A Guardian of the Genome and Beyond Edited by Mumtaz Anwar


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Epigenetics to Optogenetics IntechOpen
Epigenetics to Optogenetics A New Paradigm in the Study of Biology Edited by Mumtaz Anwar

Epigenetics to Optogenetics

Edited by Mumtaz Anwar