We have studied the expression of the c-myc and c-abl oncogenes in two human leukemic K562 cell lines which do express hemoglobin genes retaining a differential rate of cell proliferation. Our data indicate that in hemin-induced K562(S) cells the expression of c-abl oncogene decreases and appears to be related to a decrease in the proliferation capacity rather than to the activation of differentiated functions. The K562(hC) cell line, which produces large amounts of Hb Gower 1 retaining an efficient rate of cell proliferation, expresses indeed the c-abl oncogene at high level.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 30 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology