Journal article

The use of experimental murine models to assess novel agents of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell mobilization

Kirsten E Herbert, Jean-Pierre Levesque, David N Haylock, Miles Princes

BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

The recent explosion in the understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) mobilization has facilitated development of novel therapeutic agents, targeted at improving mobilization kinetics as well as HSPC yield. With the development of new agents comes the challenge of choosing efficient and relevant preclinical studies for the testing of the HSPC mobilization efficacy of these agents. This article reviews the use of the mouse as a convenient small animal model of HSPC mobilization and transplantation, and outlines the range of murine assays that can be applied to assess novel HSPC mobilizing agents. Techniques to demonstrate m..

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