Activin receptor modulation

Anna Mies, Amit Verma, Uwe Platzbecker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Conventional treatment regimen of lower-risk MDS with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents often fails to induce sustained erythroid improvement in these patients that frequently harbor defects in late-stage erythroblasts downstream of erythropoietin action. Thus, alternative treatment options that would achieve sustainable transfusion independence are needed. In this chapter, we will discuss activin receptor ligand traps as novel therapeutic strategies for low-risk MDS subgroups that were recently shown to alleviate anemia by specifically inhibiting aberrant TGF-β signaling and thereby promoting erythroid differentiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHematologic Malignancies
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameHematologic Malignancies
ISSN (Print)2197-9766
ISSN (Electronic)2197-9774

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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