Recent insights regarding the molecular basis of myeloproliferative neoplasms

Mi Ae Jang, Chul Won Choi

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    Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are a heterogeneous group of clonal disorders characterized by the overproduction of mature blood cells that have an increased risk of thrombosis and progression to acute myeloid leukemia. Next-gen-eration sequencing studies have provided key insights regarding the molecular mechanisms of MPNs. MPN driver mutations in genes associated with the JAK-STAT pathway include JAK2 V617F, JAK2 exon 12 mutations and mutations in MPL, CALR, and CSF3R. Cooperating driver genes are also frequently detected and also mutated in other myeloid neoplasms; these driver genes are involved in epigenetic methylation, messenger RNA splicing, transcription regulation, and signal transduction. In addition, other genetic factors such as germline predisposition, order of mutation acquisition, and variant allele frequency also influence disease initiation and progression. This review summarizes the current understanding of the genetic basis of MPN, and demonstrates how molecular pathophysiology can improve both our understanding of MPN heterogeneity and clinical practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-11
    Number of pages11
    JournalKorean Journal of Internal Medicine
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    This study was supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund and the Brain Korea (BK) 21 Plus Program.

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    © Korean Association of Internal Medicine. All rights reserved.


    • Essential
    • Mutation
    • Polycythemia vera
    • Primary myelofibrosis
    • Thrombocythemia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Internal Medicine


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