Author(s): IzumiHisha H, Ito Y, Sugimoto K, Oshima H, Mori KJ
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Abstract Senescence accelerated mice (SAM-P) were used for the study of the possible aging of hemopoiesis. The number of peripheral leukocytes decreased significantly with age, whereas hematocrit showed only a slight decrease. Although the number of total nucleated cells in the bone marrow increased, the number of hemopoietic stem cells (CFU-S) as well as that of granulocyte-macrophage colony forming cells (GM-CFC) showed a decrease in old mice. A significant decrease in the number of GM-CFC was observed in the spleen of old SAM-P mice, whereas no decrease was found in the number of CFU-S. Such a profound reduction of the recruitment of GM-CFC from CFU-S in the spleen together with a reduction of bone marrow hemopoiesis may be responsible for the decrease in the number of peripheral leukocytes in the old mice. SAM-P mice could provide a good model for the study of the aging of hemopoietic system.
This article was published in Mech Ageing Dev
and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy