Stem cell factor is a haemopoietic growth factor that interacts with the c-iiY-encoded transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor during signal transduction in haemopoietic progenitor stem cells. We have screened 127 Chinese patients with myelodysplastic syndromes or acute myeloid leukaemia for structural rearrangements in the stem cell factor and c-kit genes using Southern blot analysis. No structural rearrangements were detected in any of the bone marrow samples that were tested. It seems that structural rearrangements in the stem cell factor and c-kit genes are rare in Hong Kong patients who have a haematological malignancy.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Hong Kong Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1998|
- Myelodysplastic syndromes
- Proto-oncogene proteins c-kit/genetics
- Stem cell factor
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