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The c-Myc proto-oncogene encodes a transcription factor that is essential for cell growth and proliferation and is broadly implicated in tumorigenesis. However, the biological functions required by c-Myc to induce oncogenesis remain elusive. Here we show that c-Myc has a direct role in the control of DNA replication. c-Myc interacts with the pre-replicative(More)
The MEF2B gene encodes a transcriptional activator and is found mutated in ∼11% of diffuse large B cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) and ∼12% of follicular lymphomas. Here, we show that MEF2B directly activates the transcription of the proto-oncogene BCL6 in normal germinal-center B cells and is required for DLBCL proliferation. MEF2B mutations enhance MEF2B(More)
Upon antigenic challenge, B cells enter the dark-zone (DZ) of germinal-centers (GC) to proliferate and hypermutate their immunoglobulin genes. Mutants with increased affinity are positively selected in the light-zone (LZ) to either differentiate into plasma and memory cells, or re-enter the DZ. The molecular circuits governing GC positive selection are not(More)
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