Tetraspanin 3 Is Required for the Development and Propagation of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
Hyog Young Kwon, Jeevisha Bajaj, Takahiro Ito, Allen Blevins, Takaaki Konuma, Joi Weeks, Nikki K. Lytle, Claire S. Koechlein, David Rizzieri, Charles Chuah, Vivian G. Oehler, Roman Sasik, Gary Hardiman, Tannishtha Reya. 2015.
Cell Stem Cell DOI: 10.1016/j.stem.2015.06.006. PubMed | PDF |
Reya and colleagues identify Tetraspanin 3 as a key signal required for AML. Tspan3 deletion leads to improved survival in mouse models of AML and reduced cancer growth in xenografts. Tspan3 loss impairs migration of leukemic cells to SDF suggesting that it may influence oncogenesis by controlling a normal chemokine response.