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Like all transcription factors, STAT3 functions by binding specific bits of DNA to control gene expression.
The most finely tuned of these was a system that used a regulator called EpoR, which becomes active when its dimerizes and triggers a transcription factor, called STAT3.
And although the activity of key transcription factor genes was similar in common cell types, the activity of other genes in some cell types differed more than the researchers expected between the two species.
Adding seven transcription factors — proteins that switch on genes — the team then converted the IPSCs into immature HSC-like cells.
The Weill Cornell researchers’ process was more direct: Four transcription factors prompted adult mouse endothelial cells, which line the inside of blood vessels, to turn into HSCs.
Dasen and his colleagues also looked at a genetic transcription factor called Foxp1, located at the spinal cord in tetrapods.
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