Journal article

RETROVIRAL INFECTION ACCELERATES T-LYMPHOMAGENESIS IN E-MU-N-RAS TRANSGENIC MICE BY ACTIVATING C-MYC OR N-MYC

Y HAUPT, AW HARRIS, JM ADAMS

Oncogene | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 1992

Abstract

Transgenic mice bearing a mutant, activated N-ras oncogene directed to express within hematopoietic cells by an immunoglobulin enhancer (E mu) sporadically develop T-cell lymphomas and non-lymphoid tumors that may be of macrophage origin. To identify genes that can collaborate with N-ras in hematopoietic neoplasia, Moloney murine leukemia virus was used as an insertional mutagen. Infection of newborn E mu-N-ras mice with the virus greatly accelerated tumorigenesis, and nearly all the tumors proved to be T-cell lymphomas. Their variable surface phenotype (CD4+CD8-, CD4+CD8+ and CD4-CD8-) suggested that cells at several stages of T-cell development were susceptible to tumorigenesis. Southern b..

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