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PURPOSE: This research study is studying biomarkers in samples from patients with Down syndrome and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.
- Determine whether megakaryocyte differentiation agents comprising a Rho kinase inhibitor and a JAK3 inhibitor can lead to proliferation arrest, polyploidization, and terminal differentiation of blasts in specimens from patients with Down syndrome and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.
OUTLINE: Cryopreserved specimens are cultured and treated in vivo (in mice) and in vitro with megakaryocytic differentiation agents comprising a Rho kinase inhibitor and a JAK3 inhibitor.
cell culture procedure, laboratory biomarker analysis
Active, not recruiting
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:07-0400
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