volume 107, issue 8, P3371-3377 2006
DOI: 10.1182/blood-2005-08-3108
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Abstract: To characterize human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), xenotransplantation techniques such as the severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mouse repopulating cell (SRC) assay have proven the most reliable methods thus far. While SRC quantification by limiting dilution analysis (LDA) is the gold standard for measuring in vitro expansion of human HSCs, LDA is a statistical method and does not directly establish that a single HSC has self-renewed in vitro. This would require a direct clonal method and has not been…

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