Journal article

Generation of Murine Bone Marrow and Fetal Liver Chimeras.

Stéphane Chappaz, Tahnee L Saunders, Benjamin T Kile

Curr Protoc | Published : 2021


The generation of radiation chimeras allows researchers to substitute the hematopoietic system of a mouse with that of one or more donors. A suspension of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) is prepared from the bone marrow (BM) or the fetal liver (FL) of a donor mouse and adoptively transferred into an irradiated recipient. Within days, the donor's HSCs will engraft, and their progeny will quickly replace the blood cells of the recipient. This simple tool, together with the large availability of genetically modified mouse lines, can be harnessed to manipulate and study various aspects of blood cell biology in vivo. We present here protocols to generate three types of radiation chimera: (1) BM c..

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