One of the most important molecules relating to cancer is called p53. This Click and Learn explains the structure and function of the p53 protein as well as how the protein’s activity is regulated. Learn why p53 is called the guardian of the genome and how interfering with its function can lead to cancer.
Although most appropriate for AP level courses or above, this Click and Learn can be used at all levels of biology instruction.
Download one of the accompanying worksheets (PDF) for students to complete as they go through the Click and Learn. Two versions are available: the Overview worksheet is intended for introductory high school biology classes while the Advanced worksheet provides a more comprehensive worksheet for higher level classes.