Analysis Of The Interaction Of The T-Cell Oncoproteins Scl And Lmo2 In T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Grant number: 382901 | Funding period: 2008 - 2008



Leukaemic cells frequently contain alterations to the chromosomes which contribute to the generation of the leukaemia by causing the expression of cancer-promoting genes. In the case of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), the most frequent target of chromosomal alterations is the Stem Cell Leukaemia gene, or SCL. In leukaemic cells, the SCL protein is found to be associated with another protein, called Lmo2, the gene for which is also activated due to chromosomal alterations in T-ALL. It is thought that these two proteins must bind each other to cause leukaemia, but this has never been proven. This project aims to test whether removal of SCL and Lmo2 is able to stop the progress of..

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