The inv(16) cooperates with ARF haploinsufficiency to induce acute myeloid leukemia

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  • The inv(16) is one of the most frequent chromosomal translocations associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and creates a chimeric fusion protein consisting of most of the runt-related X1 co-factor, core binding factor β fused to the smooth muscle myosin heavy chain MYH11. Expression of the ARF tumor suppressor is regulated by runt-related X1, suggesting that the inv(16) fusion protein (IFP) may repress ARF expression. We established a murine bone marrow transplant model of the inv(16) in which wild type, Arf +/-, and Arf-/- bone marrow were engineered to express the IFP. IFP expression was sufficient to induce a myelomonocytic AML even when expressed in wild type bone marrow, yet removal of only a single allele of Arf greatly accelerated the disease, indicating that Arf is haploinsufficient for the induction of AML in the presence of the inv(16). © 2005 by The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
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  • Moreno-Miralles I; Pan L; Keates-Baleeiro J; Durst-Goodwin K; Yang C; Kim HG; Thompson MA; Klug CA; Cleveland JL; Hiebert SW
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  • 40097
  • End Page

  • 40103
  • Volume

  • 280
  • Issue

  • 48