Published in Blood Weekly, July 27th, 2006
According to a study from Japan, "Monocytic leukemia zinc-finger protein (MOZ), a MYST family histone acetyltransferase, is involved in the chromosome translocations associated with acute myeloid leukemia. MOZ acts as a transcriptional coactivator for AML1, which is essential for establishment of definitive hematopoiesis."
"To investigate the roles of MOZ in normal hematopoiesis, we generated MOZ-null mice. MOZ-/- mice died around embryonic day 15 (E15). In MOZ-/- E14.5 embryos, hematopoietic stem cells, lineage-committed progenitors, and B lineage...
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