Molecular Biology

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 776–786 | Cite as

Downregulation of activated leukemic oncogenes AML1-ETO and RUNX1(K83N) expression with RNA-interference

  • P. V. Spirin
  • D. Baskaran
  • N. N. Orlova
  • A. V. Rulina
  • N. A. Nikitenko
  • E. L. Chernolovskaya
  • M. A. Zenkova
  • V. V. Vlassov
  • P. M. Rubtsov
  • P. M. Chumakov
  • C. Stocking
  • V. S. PrassolovEmail author
Cell Molecular Biology


In the present study, we have applied the siRNA approach to reduce the expression of AML1-ETO and RUNX1(K83N) oncogenes, which are frequently found in leukemic cells. We have designed small hairpin RNAs (shRNA) for targeting AML1-ETO oncogene and a region close to the 5′-untranslated region of mRNA for the mutant RUNX1(K83N) oncogene and expressed the shRNAs in lentiviral vectors. We report a stable reduction in expression of oncogenes following the introduction of shRNAs into cells.

Key words

regulation of gene expression posttranscriptional regulation of expression RNA-interference acute myeloid leukemia (AML) siRNA shRNA lentiviral vectors 



Acute Myeloid Leykosis


Franco-American-British classification of leucosis


Hemopoietic Stem Cell


small interfering RNA


small hairpin interfering RNA.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. V. Spirin
    • 1
  • D. Baskaran
    • 1
  • N. N. Orlova
    • 1
  • A. V. Rulina
    • 1
  • N. A. Nikitenko
    • 1
  • E. L. Chernolovskaya
    • 2
  • M. A. Zenkova
    • 2
  • V. V. Vlassov
    • 2
  • P. M. Rubtsov
    • 1
  • P. M. Chumakov
    • 1
  • C. Stocking
    • 3
  • V. S. Prassolov
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Engelhardt Institute of Molecular BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  3. 3.Heinrich-Pette-Institute for Experimental Virology and ImmunologyHamburgGermany

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