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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 3;106(9):3396-401. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0900089106. Epub 2009 Feb 13.

Dysregulated gene expression networks in human acute myelogenous leukemia stem cells.

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Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Abstract

We performed the first genome-wide expression analysis directly comparing the expression profile of highly enriched normal human hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and leukemic stem cells (LSC) from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Comparing the expression signature of normal HSC to that of LSC, we identified 3,005 differentially expressed genes. Using 2 independent analyses, we identified multiple pathways that are aberrantly regulated in leukemic stem cells compared with normal HSC. Several pathways, including Wnt signaling, MAP Kinase signaling, and Adherens Junction, are well known for their role in cancer development and stem cell biology. Other pathways have not been previously implicated in the regulation of cancer stem cell functions, including Ribosome and T Cell Receptor Signaling pathway. This study demonstrates that combining global gene expression analysis with detailed annotated pathway resources applied to highly enriched normal and malignant stem cell populations, can yield an understanding of the critical pathways regulating cancer stem cells.

PMID:
19218430
PMCID:
PMC2642659
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.0900089106
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