AML1, a gene encoding a protein of the PEBP2/CBF family of transcription factors is disrupted by translocations associated with human leukemia. In the t(8;21) acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), AML1 was found fused to a gene on chromosome 8 that we designated CDR (also known as ETO and MTG8). Immunoprecipitation experiments followed by immunoblotting using a combination of antibodies against different epitopes of one of the predicted chimeric proteins encoded by a fully characterized fusion transcript enabled us to visualize a chimeric protein in the t(8;21) Kasumi-1 cell line. The estimated size of this protein is 64 kDa. Immunoblotting of leukemic blasts containing the t(8;21) detected a protein of the same size. Immunofluorescence experiments indicate that the chimeric protein is localized in the nucleus. A normal AML1 protein of 27 kDa was also detected in t(8;21) Kasumi-1 cells. It remains to be established by which mechanism the mutant AML1 isoform may contribute to the leukemogenesis process of t(8;21)-positive acute myeloid leukemia.
|Titolo:||Detection and subcellular localization of an AML1 chimeric protein in the t(8;21) positive acute myeloid leukemia|
SACCHI, NICOLETTA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Acute myeloid leukemia; AML1 gene; Chimeric protein; Translocation (8;21)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/11 - Biologia Molecolare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||18-gen-1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|