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The c-Myb protein is a DNA-binding transcription factor that regulates the expression of other genes; controls the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic, epithelial, and neural cells; and can be mutated into an oncogenic form that induces leukemias and other tumors in animals and humans (Zhou and Ness 2011) (Note: I use c-Myb and MYB to distinguish between the protein and gene, respectively. Readers are encouraged to consult the cited review articles for links to the primary literature, which cannot be listed here due to limitations on space and the number of citations). The MYB gene is the normal counterpart to two v- myb oncogenes encoded by avian leukemia viruses that induce leukemias in animals and transform immature hematopoietic cells in tissue culture (Lipsick and Wang 1999; Ness 2003; Zhou and Ness 2011). Avian myeloblastosis virus (AMV) encodes a v-Myb protein that when compared to...
- Quintana AM, Zhou YE, Pena JJ, O’Rourke JP, Ness SA. Dramatic repositioning of c-Myb to different promoters during the cell cycle observed by combining cell sorting with chromatin immunoprecipitation. PLoS One. 2011;6:e17362. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017362.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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