Hematopoiesis is not clonal in healthy elderly women.

@article{Swierczek2008HematopoiesisIN,
  title={Hematopoiesis is not clonal in healthy elderly women.},
  author={Sabina I. Swierczek and Neeraj Agarwal and Roberto H Nussenzveig and Gerald Rothstein and Andrew Wilson and Andrew S. Artz and Josef T Prchal},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2008},
  volume={112 8},
  pages={3186-93}
}
Clonality assays, based on X-chromosome inactivation, discriminate active from inactive alleles. Skewing of X-chromosome allelic usage, based on preferential methylation of one of the HUMARA alleles, was reported as evidence of clonal hematopoiesis in approximately 30% of elderly women. Using a quantitative, transcriptionally based clonality assay, we reported X-chromosome-transcribed allelic ratio in blood cells of healthy women consistent with random X-inactivation of 8 embryonic… CONTINUE READING

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