TRAFFIC OF INFUSED BONE MARROW CELLS AFTER GENETICALLY-LABELED SYNGENEIC BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION FOLLOWING LETHAL IRRADIATION IN MICE

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Bone marrow (BM) cells are considered the source of stem cells for various organs. However, how quickly BM cells can penetrate and constitute lymphoid organs remains elusive. In the present study, we addressed this issue in a model using genetically-labeled syngeneic BM transplantation (BMT).<br>Methods: Donor BM cells were obtained from “green mice”, transgenic mice with enhanced GFP. Lethally irradiated C57BL/6 mice were infused with 1×10<sup>6</sup> BM cells from the green mice through the tail vein. BM chimerism was analyzed by FACS and the presence of donor BM cells in thoracoabdominal organs was assessed by fluorescence microscopy. The commitment of BM cells was examined by immunohistochemical staining using epithelium-, macrophage-, B and T-lymphocyte, and endothelium-specific antibodies.<br>Results: BM chimerism reached 40±18.5%, 82.6±23.4%, and 72±18% (mean±SD) at 1, 4, and 12 wks after BMT, respectively. GFP-positive cells were detected in all organs in the course of chimeric formation. Most GFP-positive cells were T and B lymphocytes in lymphoid systems including spleen, thymus, mesenteric lymph nodes and microvilli, and some were positive for macrophage and endothelial cell markers. Conclusions: Our results indicate that BM-derived cells migrate rapidly into various thoracoabdominal organs after BMT, and that lymphoid tissues are predominantly replaced with infused BM in lethally-irradiated mice. This confirmed the previous finding by others and suggests high interest of this model for further studies to characterize kinetics and roles of infused cells.

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  • FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

    FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE 54(1), 11-24, 2008-06-01

    The Fukushima Society of Medical Science

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10030915749
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA0065246X
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    00162590
  • Data Source
    CJP  IR  J-STAGE 
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