Core binding factor 2 (CBFA2), also known as AML1 and RUNX1, is a transcription factor that regulates the expression of genes involved in hematopoiesis, through highly conserved DNA binding region, called RUNT homology domain (RHD). We have previously reported a patient with a mutation (haplodeficiency) in the conserved region of RUNX1/CBFA2 associated with mild thrombocytopenia and impaired platelet function. Expression profiling of patient platelets revealed ∼5 fold decreased mRNA expression of 12-lipoxygenase (12-LO, gene ALOX12) (
Conclusions: CBFA2 haplodeficiency is associated with decreased platelet 12-HETE production and 12-LO activity. ALOX-12 is regulated by CBFA2 in megakaryocytes/platelets. These findings are important because of the role of 12-lipoxygenase in platelet arachidonate metabolism and function.
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