C/EBPalpha: critical at the origin of leukemic transformation

Roe, J. S., Vakoc, C. R. (January 2014) C/EBPalpha: critical at the origin of leukemic transformation. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 211 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0022-1007

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URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24395889
DOI: 10.1084/jem.20132530

Abstract

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a hematopoietic malignancy characterized by clonal expansion of myeloid progenitor cells. A major mechanistic theme in AML biology is the extensive collaboration among fusion oncoproteins, transcription factors, and chromatin regulators to initiate and sustain a transformed cellular state. A new study in this issue describes how the C/EBPalpha transcription factor is crucial for the initiation of AML induced by MLL fusion oncoproteins, but is entirely dispensable for the maintenance of established disease. These observations provide a unique glimpse into the pioneer round of regulatory events that are critical at the origin of AML formation. Furthermore, this study implies the existence of oncogene-induced positive feedback loops capable of bypassing the continuous need for certain regulators to propagate disease.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: diseases & disorders > cancer
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > Chromatin dynamics
diseases & disorders > cancer > cancer types > leukemia
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > protein structure, function, modification > protein types > transcription factor
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Communities: CSHL labs > Vakoc lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: 13 January 2014
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2014 21:56
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 21:56
PMCID: PMC3892974
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/29342

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