Kevin P Barton

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THE zinc-finger transcription factor GATA-3 is expressed in haematopoietic cells and in the developing kidney and nervous system. Within the haematopoietic lineages, expression of GATA-3 is restricted to thymocytes and T cells. Functionally important GATA-3 binding sites have been identified in multiple T-cell-specific genes. Mice containing homozygous null(More)
The Ets-1 proto-oncogene is a member of the Ets family of eukaryotic transcription factors. Members of this family play important roles in regulating gene expression in response to multiple developmental and mitogenic signals. Ets-1 is preferentially expressed at high levels in B and T cells of adult mice and is regulated during both thymocyte development(More)
The basic/leucine zipper (bZip) transcription factor, CREB, binds to the CRE element (TGANNTCA). The transcriptional activity of CREB requires phosphorylation of the protein on a serine residue at position 119 (ref. 6). CREs are present in a number of T-cell genes but the precise role of CREB in T-cell differentiation and function was unknown. Here we show(More)
World Health Organization grade II gliomas (GIIG) are diffuse, slow-growing, primary neuroectodermal tumors that occur in the central nervous system. They are generally seen in young individuals and are slightly more common in Whites and males. Most patients present with seizures but neurologic deficits are rare. Magnetic resonance imaging best detects GIIG(More)
Haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) are closely related disorders characterised by non-immune microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and thrombocytopenia. Thrombotic microangiopathy is the underlying pathologic lesion in both syndromes. Under physiological conditions, platelets bind to endothelium via von Willebrand(More)
The exon 14 JAK2 V617F mutation has been well established as a driver mutation in polycythemia vera (PV) and other myeloproliferative neoplasms. JAK2 exon 12 mutations have also been implicated in PV, although patients with these mutations may show isolated erythrocytosis. Recently additional JAK2point mutations have been described-all in regions encoding(More)
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