The AML1 gene on chromosome 21 is disrupted in the (8;21)(q22;q22) and (3;21)(q26;q22) translocations associated with myelogenous leukemias and encodes a DNA binding protein. From the AML1 gene, three proteins, AML1a, AML1b and AML1c, are produced by alternative splicings. We previously showed that AML1 is potentially involved in myeloid cell differentiation. Here we analyzed the expression of AML1 in myeloid cell lines. It was revealed that AML1b and AML1c are the major AML1 proteins in these cell lines and that prior to morphological and functional differentiation, their expressions increase in U937 cells when treated with all-trans retinoic acid. These data suggest that the expression of AML1 is associated with myeloid cell differentiation.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and biophysical research communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Jun 26|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology