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- adj. Of or pertaining to a megakaryoblast
In contrast, acute erythroleukemia is a cancer of the young red blood cells, called erythroblasts, and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia is a leukemia involving the platelet-forming cells called megakaryoblasts.
But never mind the megakaryoblastic ducatoonish behemoth.
MH, Grondin F, Cayer P, McDonald PP, Dubois CM (2002) Furin gene (fur) regulation in differentiating human megakaryoblastic Dami cells: involvement of the proximal GATA recognition motif in the P1 promoter and impact on the maturation of furin substrates.
Children with Down syndrome are at higher risk for transient myeloproliferative disorder, a precursor of leukemia, as well as for acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.
Abdelhaleem M, Beimnet K, Kirby-Allen M, Naqvi A, Hitzler J, et al. (2007) High incidence of CALM-AF10 fusion and the identification of a novel fusion transcript in acute megakaryoblastic leukemia in children without down's syndrome.