Prof. Tamura (Immunology) and his colleagues identified a critical transcription factor cascade in the development of monocytes, a immune cell type important for innate immune responses, tissue homeostasis, and cancer biology.

Posted on Posted in AMRC Research

Date: 14 Jan 2013


“IRF8 induces the Klf4 gene in myeloid progenitors. This transcription factor cascade is essential for Ly6C+ monocyte development. IRF8 binding to genomic targets promotes H3K4me1, a chromatin signature for promoter-distal enhancers, thereby inducing gene expression.”


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Tomohiko Tamura
Professor, Yokohama City University, Department of Immunology, Graduate School of Medicine
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