Splenic thrombopoiesis after bone marrow ablation with radiostrontium: a murine model.

Murine platelet production is normally supported by high-ploidy bone marrow megakaryocytes without significant contribution from splenic megakaryocytes with predominantly low-ploidy levels. We produced sustained bone marrow ablation using radiostrontium, and examined the processes by which splenic platelet production is initiated and maintained in the… (More)