C/EBPβ cooperates with MYB to maintain the oncogenic program of AML cells
A new editorial perspective titled "C/EBPβ cooperates with MYB to maintain the oncogenic program of AML cells" has been published in Oncotarget.
In this new paper, researcher Karl-Heinz Klempnauer from Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität discusses recent studies on the role of transcription factor MYB in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). MYB has been identified as a key regulator of a transcriptional program for self-renewal of AML cells.
The MYB gene initially attracted attention as the progenitor of a retrovirally-transduced oncogene that induces a myeloid leukemia in chickens. MYB encodes a transcription factor with essential roles in the development of the hematopoietic system and the proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic progenitor cells. Subsequent work identified MYB also as a crucial player in the development and maintenance of leukemia in humans.
"Recent work summarized here has now highlighted the CCAAT-box/enhancer binding protein beta (C/EBPβ) as an essential factor and potential therapeutic target that cooperates with MYB and coactivator p300 in the maintenance of the leukemic cells," the paper states.
More information: Karl-Heinz Klempnauer, C/EBPβ cooperates with MYB to maintain the oncogenic program of AML cells, Oncotarget (2023). DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.28377