A Microbiota-Dependent, STAT3-Driven Mouse Model of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Xuesong Wu, Samuel T. Hwang

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In recent years, much has been learned about the molecular genetics of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. Fanok et al. (2018) translate knowledge from systematic genomic and transcriptomic analyses to develop a mouse model that tests the hypothesis that activated STAT3 in CD4+ T cells may be a driver of cutaneous T-cell lymphomas. The transgenic mouse that they developed exhibits clinical features of mycosis fungoides, as well as Sezary syndrome, two well-known entities in the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma spectrum. Furthermore, these authors show that TCR engagement and microbiota are required for development of the complete clinical phenotype. This mouse model, which develops progressive disease, provides a new tool to understand cutaneous T-cell lymphoma biology and to potentially test new therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1026
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology


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