Long-term engraftment of fresh human myeloma cells in SCID mice.


Using highly purified myeloma cells from patient bone marrow, we established human-murine myeloma chimeras in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice and documented secretion of monoclonal human immunoglobulins (Hulgs) in the mice for up to 299 days. Monoclonality of circulating Hulgs was found only when highly purified myeloma cells were injected… (More)


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