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MEIS proteins as partners of the TLX1/HOX11 oncoprotein

Milech, N., Gottardo, N.G., Ford, J., D'Souza, D., Greene, W.K., Kees, U.R. and Watt, P.M. (2010) MEIS proteins as partners of the TLX1/HOX11 oncoprotein. Leukemia Research, 34 (3). pp. 358-363.

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Aberrant expression of the TLX1/. HOX11 proto-oncogene is associated with a significant subset of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (T-ALL). Yet the manner in which TLX1 contributes to oncogenesis is not fully understood. Since, typically, interactions of HOX and TALE homeodomain proteins are determinant of HOX function, and HOX/MEIS co-expression has been shown to accelerate some leukemias, we systematically examined whether TLX1 interacts with MEIS and PBX proteins. Here, we report that TLX1 and MEIS proteins both interact and are co-expressed in T-ALL, and suggest that co-operation between TLX1 and MEIS proteins may have a significant role in T-cell leukemogenesis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2009 Elsevier Ltd.
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