Journal article

GATA-1 BUT NOT SCL INDUCES MEGAKARYOCYTIC DIFFERENTIATION IN AN EARLY MYELOID LINE

JE VISVADER, AG ELEFANTY, A STRASSER, JM ADAMS

EMBO JOURNAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM | Published : 1992

Abstract

GATA-1, a transcription factor of the 'zinc-finger' family, is required for the development of mature erythroid cells and is also highly expressed in the megakaryocytic and mast cell lineages. The helix-loop-helix gene SCL (or TAL) is expressed in the same three hematopoietic lineages as GATA-1. To explore the role of GATA-1 and SCL in hematopoietic differentiation, we introduced a new expression vector bearing each gene into the early myeloid cell line 416B, which could originally differentiate in vivo along the megakaryocytic and granulocytic lineages. Enforced expression of SCL at high levels did not provoke differentiation, but GATA-1 induced the appearance of megakaryocytes as assessed ..

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