Immunodeficient mouse models for the quantitative evaluation of normal, genetically marked, and malignant human hematopoietic stem cells
Mature blood cells have a finite life span and are continuously replenished by the proliferation and differentiation of lineage-specific progenitor cells derived from rare pluripotent hematopoietic stem cells. l. 2 Stem cells are capable of reproducing them-selves (self-renewal) and of producing cells belonging to all lineages of blood (hematopoietic) cell differentiation (Figure 1.). Definitions of stem cells vary on the model of hematopoiesis used but. in general, these cells are referred to by the functional property of being capable of long-term reconstitution of the hematopoietic system of recipients.
|Publisher||Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam|
|Promotor||Löwenberg, B. (Bob)|
|Sponsor||NWO, KWF, KNAW, EU|
|Keywords||blood cells, hematology, immunology, mouse models, stem cells|
Verstegen, M.M.A.. (2001, February 28). Immunodeficient mouse models for the quantitative evaluation of normal, genetically marked, and malignant human hematopoietic stem cells. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/22858