Primitive hematopoietic stem cell function in vivo is uniquely high in the CXB-12 mouse strain.

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Animal, Blood-Cell-Count, Bone-Marrow-Transplantation, Cell-Aging, Cell-Count, Cell-Division, Cells-Cultured, Colony-Forming-Units-Assay, Comparative-Study, Crosses-Genetic, Graft-Survival, Hematopoiesis, Hematopoietic-Stem-Cells, Hybridization, Mice, Mice-Inbred-BALB-C, Mice-Inbred-C57BL, Mice-Inbred-Strains, Radiation-Chimera, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S

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Blood 2000 Dec; 96(13):4124-31.


DK48015/DK/NIDDK, HL58705/HL/NHLBI, HL58820/HL/NHLBI, etal


Bone marrow cells (BMCs) from CXB-12/HiaJ (CXB-12) mice had 14 times the total long-term repopulating ability found in the best of 11 other CXB recombinant inbred (RI) lines. BMCs from each RI line donor were mixed with genetically marked standard competitor BMCs from the BALB/cByxC57BL/6 F1 (CByB6F1) hybrid, the mice used to produce the RI lines, and the mixtures repopulated lethally irradiated CByB6F1 recipients. Percentages of donor-type erythrocytes and lymphocytes measured the actual long-term repopulating functions of the donor RI lines relative to the standard competitor. CXB-12 BMCs repopulated better after 3 or 6 months than after 1 month, suggesting that the most primitive precursors were involved. Compared to CByB6F1 standard competitor cells, CXB-12 cells repopulated 3 to 12 times as well, with their advantage increasing when higher doses of cells were transplanted, probably because of hybrid resistance of the recipient against low doses. This was far better than expected, because F1 cells normally function 2 to 3 times as well as cells from an inbred strain. In competitive dilution, the advantage resulted from 2 factors: more precursor cells and more function per precursor. In the model that best fit the data, CXB-12 donors had 2.4 times the concentration of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) as the CByB6F1 standard, and each HSC repopulated 1.4 times as well. CXB-12 mice did not have elevated erythrocyte and lymphocyte numbers in blood and marrow and did not have unusually elevated concentrations of colony-forming unit spleen, cobblestone colonies, and long-term colony-initiating cells in marrow.

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