Science China Life Sciences

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 101–106

microRNA-181b targets MLK2 in HL-60 cells

Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11427-010-0002-y

Cite this article as:
Chen, H., Chen, Q., Fang, M. et al. Sci. China Life Sci. (2010) 53: 101. doi:10.1007/s11427-010-0002-y


microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in many different cellular processes, including metabolism, apoptosis, differentiation and development. We showed miR-181b to be highly expressed in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Furthermore, miR-181b contributed to proliferation of AML cells by targeting MLK2. Our results demonstrated that miR-181b plays an important role in the biology of AML and may be useful in developing therapies targeting miRNAs.


microRNA-181b MLK2 AML HL-60 proliferation apoptosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.Harbin Acheng District People’s HospitalHarbinChina
  3. 3.Graduate department of Harbin Medical UniversityHarbinChina

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