IWASAKI Masayuki
   Department   Research Institutes and Facilities, Research Institutes and Facilities
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title GSK-3 promotes conditional association of CREB and its coactivators with MEIS1 to facilitate HOX-mediated transcription and oncogenesis.
Journal Formal name:Cancer cell
Abbreviation:Cancer Cell
ISSN code:18783686/15356108
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 17(6),pp.597-608
Author and coauthor Wang Zhong, Iwasaki Masayuki, Ficara Francesca, Lin Chenwei, Matheny Christina, Wong Stephen H K, Smith Kevin S, Cleary Michael L
Authorship 2nd author
Publication date 2010/06
Summary Acute leukemias induced by MLL chimeric oncoproteins are among the subset of cancers distinguished by a paradoxical dependence on GSK-3 kinase activity for sustained proliferation. We demonstrate here that GSK-3 maintains the MLL leukemia stem cell transcriptional program by promoting the conditional association of CREB and its coactivators TORC and CBP with homedomain protein MEIS1, a critical component of the MLL-subordinate program, which in turn facilitates HOX-mediated transcription and transformation. This mechanism also applies to hematopoietic cells transformed by other HOX genes, including CDX2, which is highly expressed in a majority of acute myeloid leukemias, thus providing a molecular approach based on GSK-3 inhibitory strategies to target HOX-associated transcription in a broad spectrum of leukemias.
DOI 10.1016/j.ccr.2010.04.024
PMID 20541704