What genes are involved in blood cancer?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2014

There are many types of blood cancers.

Recently, one mutation has been discovered in bone marrow cells that do not mature correctly.

This genetic error has been found in other patients with myelodysplastic syndromes.

The gene involved is known as U2AF1.

This disorder progresses to a form of acute myeloid leukemia and finally death. This disorder is involved in RNA splicing and replaces one amino acid for another.

Some have no effect but some are fatal.


These are different mutations caused by replacing one amino acid for another.