91th Military Hospital

Jiaozuo, China

91th Military Hospital

Jiaozuo, China

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Ye W.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | Jiang Z.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | Li G.-X.,Second Hospital of Yulin | Xiao Y.,Chinese Academy of Sciences | And 24 more authors.
Journal of Hematology and Oncology | Year: 2015

Background: The mouse is an organism that is widely used as a mammalian model for studying human physiology or disease, and the development of immunodeficient mice has provided a valuable tool for basic and applied human disease research. Following the development of large-scale mouse knockout programs and genome-editing tools, it has become increasingly efficient to generate genetically modified mouse strains with immunodeficiency. However, due to the lack of a standardized system for evaluating the immuno-capacity that prevents tumor progression in mice, an objective choice of the appropriate immunodeficient mouse strains to be used for tumor engrafting experiments is difficult. Methods: In this study, we developed a tumor engraftment index (TEI) to quantify the immunodeficiency response to hematologic malignant cells and solid tumor cells of six immunodeficient mouse strains and C57BL/6 wild-type mouse (WT). Results: Mice with a more severely impaired immune system attained a higher TEI score. We then validated that the NOD-scid-IL2Rg-/- (NSI) mice, which had the highest TEI score, were more suitable for xenograft and allograft experiments using multiple functional assays. Conclusions: The TEI score was effectively able to reflect the immunodeficiency of a mouse strain. © 2015 Ye et al.


Xiao Y.,CAS Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health | Wei X.,CAS Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health | Jiang Z.,CAS Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health | Wang X.,Southern Medical University | And 15 more authors.
Journal of Hematology and Oncology | Year: 2015

Successful expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) would benefit the use of HSC transplants in the clinic. Angiopoietin-like 7 promotes the expansion of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) in vitro and ex vivo. However, the impact of loss of Angptl7 on HSPCs in vivo has not been characterized. Here, we generated Angptl7-deficient mice by TALEN-mediated gene targeting and found that HSC compartments in Angptl7-null mice were compromised. In addition, wild type (WT) HSPCs failed to repopulate in the BM of Angptl7-null mice after serial transplantations while the engraftment of Angptl7-deficient HSPCs in WT mice was not impaired. These results suggest that Angptl7 is required for HSPCs repopulation in a non-cell autonomous manner. © 2015 Xiao et al.; licensee Biomed Central.

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