The transcription factors c-myb and GATA-2 are both required for blood cell development in vivo and in vitro. However, very little is known on their mechanism(s) of action and whether they impact on complementary or overlapping pathways of hematopoietic proliferation and differentiation. We report here that embryonic stem (ES) cells transfected with c-myb or GATA-2 cDNAs, individually or in combination, underwent hematopoietic commitment and differentiation in the absence of added hematopoietic growth factors but that stimulation with c-kit and flt-3 ligands enhanced colony formation only in the c-myb transfectants. This enhancement correlated with c-kit and flt-3 surface receptor up-regulation in c-myb-(but not GATA-2-) transfected ES cells. Transfection of ES cells with either a c-myb or a GATA-2 antisense construct abrogated erythromyeloid colony-forming ability in methyl cellulose; however, introduction of a full-length GATA-2 or c-myb cDNA, respectively, rescued the hematopoiesis-deficient phenotype, although only c-myb-rescued ES cells expressed c-kit and flt-3 surface receptors and formed increased numbers of hematopoietic colonies upon stimulation with the cognate ligands. These results are in agreement with previous studies indicating a fundamental role of c-myb and GATA-2 in hematopoiesis. Of greater importance, our studies suggest that GATA-2 and c-myb exert their roles in hematopoietic gene regulation through distinct mechanisms of action in nonoverlapping pathways.
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Titolo:||The transcription factors c-myb and GATA-2 act independently in the regulation of normal hematopoiesis.|
|Autore/i:||MELOTTI P.; CALABRETTA B.|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:A1996UN25300026|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0029992843|
|Citazione:||The transcription factors c-myb and GATA-2 act independently in the regulation of normal hematopoiesis. / MELOTTI P.; CALABRETTA B.. - In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. - ISSN 0027-8424. - STAMPA. - 93(1996), pp. 5313-5318.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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