|ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-170129-25|
Studying the adaptive immune system in zebrafish by transplantation of hematopoietic precursor cells
Iwanami, N., Hess, I., Schorpp, M., Boehm, T.
|Source:||Methods in cell biology 138: 151-161 (Chapter)|
|Registered Authors:||Boehm, Tom, Hess, Isabell, Schorpp, Michael|
|Keywords:||Hematopoiesis, Thymus, Transplantation, cmyb|
|PubMed:||28129842 Full text @ Meth. Cell. Biol.|
Iwanami, N., Hess, I., Schorpp, M., Boehm, T. (2017) Studying the adaptive immune system in zebrafish by transplantation of hematopoietic precursor cells. Methods in cell biology. 138:151-161.
ABSTRACTTraditionally, transplantation has been a major experimental procedure to study the development and function of hematopoietic and immune systems. Here, we describe the use of a zebrafish strain lacking definitive hematopoiesis (cmybI181N) for interspecific analysis of hematopoietic and immune cell development. Without conditioning prior to transplantation, allogeneic and xenogeneic hematopoietic progenitor cells stably engraft in adult zebrafish homozygous for the cmyb mutation. This unique animal model can be used to genetically and functionally disentangle universal and species-specific contributions of the microenvironment to hematopoietic progenitor cell maintenance and development.
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