Tumor Biology

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 10041–10052 | Cite as

Significance of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in AML prognosis

  • Maria Kavianpour
  • Ahmad Ahmadzadeh
  • Saeid Shahrabi
  • Najmaldin Saki


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disorder among hematologic malignancies. Several genetic alterations occur in this disease, which cause proliferative progression, reducing differentiation and apoptosis in leukemic cells as well as increasing their survival. In the genetic study of AML, genetic translocations, gene overexpression, and mutations effective upon biology and pathogenesis of this disease have been recognized. Proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, which are important in normal development of myeloid cells, are involved in the regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis, undergo mutation in this type of leukemia, and are effective in prognosis of AML subtypes. This review deals with these genes, the assessment of which can be important in the diagnosis and prognosis of patients as well as therapeutic outcome.


Acute myeloid leukemia Oncogenes Tumor suppressor genes 



This paper forms part of Maria Kavianpour’s M.Sc. thesis. We extend special thanks to Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Science, Ahvaz, Iran (Grant Number Th94/7), for the financial support. We appreciate the contribution of all our colleagues in the Health Research Institute, Research Center of Thalassemia & Hemoglobinopathy.

Authors’ contributions

Najmaldin Saki conceived the manuscript and revised it. Maria Kavianpour, Ahmad Ahmad Zadeh, and Saeid Shahrabi wrote the manuscript and prepared the tables and figure.

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Conflict of interest



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© International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Kavianpour
    • 1
  • Ahmad Ahmadzadeh
    • 1
  • Saeid Shahrabi
    • 2
  • Najmaldin Saki
    • 1
  1. 1.Health research institute, Thalassemia & Hemoglobinopathy Research CenterAhvaz Jundishapur University of Medical SciencesAhvazIran
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Hematology, Faculty of MedicineSemnan University of Medical SciencesSemnanIran

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