Veronica Valverde-Garduno

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Trisomy 21 [Down's syndrome (DS)] and mutations in transcription factor GATA1 predispose neonates to a transient myeloproliferative disorder (TMD) and/or acute megakaryocytic leukaemia (AMKL). The role of trisomy 21 in their pathogenesis is unclear. We previously reported two rare neonates without DS who had TMD, one of whom progressed to AMKL. Trisomy 21(More)
Cis-element identification is a prerequisite to understand transcriptional regulation of gene loci. From analysis of a limited number of conserved gene loci, sequence comparison has proved a robust and efficient way to locate cis-elements. Human and mouse GATA1 genes encode a critical hematopoietic transcription factor conserved in expression and function.(More)
Expression of the myeloid transcription factor GATA1 is required for early stages of eosinophil differentiation. Defining mechanisms regulating eosinophil GATA1 expression will be important to understand development of this lineage. However, the cis-elements required for eosinophil GATA1 expression are not fully characterized. Previous work identified HS 1(More)
Specification and differentiation of the megakaryocyte and erythroid lineages from a common bipotential progenitor provides a well studied model to dissect binary cell fate decisions. To understand how the distinct megakaryocyte- and erythroid-specific gene programs arise, we have examined the transcriptional regulation of the megakaryocyte erythroid(More)
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