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1/2/2013

IMIM: Deciphered one of the key circuits regulating genes involved in the production of blood stem cells

IMIM: Deciphered one of the key circuits regulating genes involved in the production of blood stem cells


The work lasted 4 years, and was done with the collaboration of groups from Japan, The Netherlands and the USA.


 

Researchers from the group on stem cells and cancer at IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) have deciphered one of the gene regulation circuits which would make it possible to generate hematopoietic blood cells, i.e. blood tissue stem cells. This finding is essential to generate these cells in a laboratory in the future, a therapy that could benefit patients with leukaemia or other diseases who need a transplant and who, in many cases, do not have a compatible donor.

More Information:

IMIM press release

IMIM nota de premsa (català)