, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp 246-249,
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Date: 05 Mar 2008

Differential expression of HOX genes upon activation of leukocyte sub-populations


The HOX genes are key determinants of cellular identity both in early development and in the renewal and differentiation of adult blood cells. Although a number of studies have examined the expression of individual HOX genes in defined blood cell lineages, we have undertaken a comprehensive analysis of HOX gene expression in resting and activated lymphocytic and monocytic subpopulations. This has revealed distinct patterns of expression between different cell types and resting and activated states. (Main category A: Erythrocytes, Leukocytes and Hematopoiesis, subcategory: 8: Lymphocytes).