STRING 9.05 
MAPK8 [ENSP00000353483]
mitogen-activated protein kinase 8; Responds to activation by environmental stress and pro- inflammatory cytokines by phosphorylating a number of transcription factors, primarily components of AP-1 such as JUN, JDP2 and ATF2 and thus regulates AP-1 transcriptional activity. In T-cells, JNK1 and JNK2 are required for polarized differentiation of T-helper cells into Th1 cells (By similarity). Phosphorylates heat shock factor protein 4 (HSF4)
TP53 [ENSP00000269305]
tumor protein p53; Acts as a tumor suppressor in many tumor types; induces growth arrest or apoptosis depending on the physiological circumstances and cell type. Involved in cell cycle regulation as a trans-activator that acts to negatively regulate cell division by controlling a set of genes required for this process. One of the activated genes is an inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinases. Apoptosis induction seems to be mediated either by stimulation of BAX and FAS antigen expression, or by repression of Bcl-2 expression. Implicated in Notch signaling cross-over
Evidence suggesting a functional link:
Neighborhood in the Genome:  
none / insignificant.
Gene Fusions:  
none / insignificant.
Cooccurence Across Genomes:  
none / insignificant.
none / insignificant.
Experimental/Biochemical Data:   yes (score 0.995).  
Association in Curated Databases:   yes (score 0.800).  
Co-Mentioned in PubMed Abstracts:   yes (score 0.894).  
Combined Score:
Evidence for specific actions:
Post-translational modification:yes (score: 0.800)  
Binding:yes (score: 0.987)