Genetic control of hematopoietic kinetics revealed by analyses of allophenic mice and stem cell suicide.

The pluripotential hematopoietic stem cell is influenced by at least one gene that differs between DBA/2 and C3H/He, and C57BL/6 inbred mouse strains. This gene(s) manifests itself by its effect on susceptibility to killing of spleen colony forming cells (CFU-S) caused by hydroxyurea (HU). In strains DBA/2 and C3H/He 20% of the CFU-S population is normally… CONTINUE READING