Dr Yong Cheng | New Insights into How Blood Cells are Produced

Jul 3, 2024 | biology, health and medicine

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During the production of new blood cells, stem cells first develop into progenitor cells. These progenitor cells undergo further rounds of differentiation to produce different types of blood cells. Each type of blood cell has a different function. For example, red blood cells transport oxygen around the blood, whereas various types of white blood cells play different roles in fighting infection. However, overactive white blood cells also play a role in auto-immune conditions, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. As such, scientists are trying to better understand how blood cells develop, to find new ways of treating these conditions. Read More

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Summary of the paper, ‘Dynamic CTCF binding directly mediates interactions among cis-regulatory elements essential for hematopoiesis’, in Blood, doi.org/10.1182/blood.2020005780

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For further information, you can connect with Yong Cheng at yong.cheng@stjude.org

 

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