The Exodus subfamily of CC chemotrines inhibits the proliferation of chronic myelogenous leukemia progenitors

Robert Hromas, Larry Cripe, Giao Hangoc, Scott Cooper, Hal E. Broxmeyer

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Chemokines are a family of related proteins that regulate leukocyte infiltration into inflamed tissue and play important roles in disease processes. Among the biologic activities of chemokines is inhibition of proliferation of normal hematopoietic progenitors. However, chemokines that inhibit normal progenitors rarely inhibit proliferation of hematopoietic progenitors from patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). We and others recently cloned a subfamily of CC chemokines that share similar amino- terminal peptide sequences and a remarkable ability to chemoattract T cells. These chemokines, Exodus-1/LARC/MIP-3α, Exodus-2/SLC/6Ckine/TCA4, and Exodus3/CKβ11/MIP-3β, were found to inhibit proliferation of normal human marrow progenitors. The study described here found that these chemokines also inhibited the proliferation of progenitors in every sample of marrow from patients with CML that was tested. This demonstration of consistent inhibition of CML progenitor proliferation makes the 3 Exodus chemokines unique among chemokines. (C) 2000 by The American Society of Hematology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1506-1508
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 15 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Cell Biology

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