The ETS family is one of the largest families of transcriptional regulators, which was initially derived from the leukemia virus, E26 (E-twenty-six). This virus carried the v-ets oncogene, which was initially discovered as part of the gag-myb-ets transforming fusion protein of E26 and it can cause mixed erythroid-myeloid and lymphoid leukemia. The founding member of this family is Ets1. Based on their homology with highly conserved DNA-binding domain, the ETS domain, many other ETS-domain proteins have been identified from various organisms (Sharrocks 2001). The number of ETS transcription factors is much more in vertebrates compared to invertebrate metazoans: while in Drosophila and Caenorhabditis elegans, 8 and 10 genes, respectively, are present, in vertebrates 26 or more members of this family have been found (Hart et al. 2000...
KeywordsRunx1 Expression Definitive Hematopoiesis Tel1 Expression Combine Knockdown Oncogenic Fusion Gene
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