In the present study, we have examined the effect of perforin (pfp) deficiency in 4 models of mouse B-cell lymphomagenesis. We have examined pfp loss on the background of either Mlh1 tumor suppressor allele loss or oncogene expression [Ig heavy chain (Eμ)-v-Abl, Eμ-myc, and vav-bcl2]. Pfp was shown to act as a suppressor of B-cell malignancies characteristically driven by v-Abl or bcl-2, whereas Mlh loss cooperated in accelerating spontaneous B-cell lymphomas characteristic of pfp loss. No protective role for pfp was observed in the more aggressive Eμ-myc model of B-cell lymphoma. These transgenic models have allowed us to distinguish the role of pfp in surveillance of B-cell lymphomagenesis, as opposed to its loss simply driving the onset of a spontaneous lymphoma characteristic of pfp deficiency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Feb 24 2009|
- Transgenic mice
- Tumor surveillance
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