Journal article

E2f4 regulates fetal erythropoiesis through the promotion of cellular proliferation

Kathryn M Kinross, Allison J Clark, Rosa M Iazzolino, Patrick Orson Humbert

BLOOD | AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY | Published : 2006

Abstract

The E2F proteins are major regulators of the transcriptional program required to coordinate cell cycle progression and exit. In particular, E2f4 has been proposed to be the principal family member responsible for the regulation of cell cycle exit chiefly through its transcriptional repressive properties. We have previously shown that E2f4(-/-) mice display a marked macrocytic anemia implicating E2f4 in the regulation of erythropoiesis. However, these studies could not distinguish whether E2f4 was required for differentiation, survival, or proliferation control. Here, we describe a novel function for E2f4 in the promotion of erythroid proliferation. We show that loss of E2f4 results in an imp..

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