Hisaki Fujii, Zhi-Juan Luo, Hye Jin Kim, Susan Newbigging, Adam Gassas, Armand Keating, R Maarten Egeler
PLoS One 2015 15;10(7):e0133216. Epub 2015 Jul 15.
Chronic graft-versus- host disease (cGvHD) is the major source of late phase morbidity and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Humanized acute GvHD (aGvHD) in vivo models using NOD-SCID il2rγ-/- (NSG) mice are well described and are important tools for investigating pathogenicity of human cells in vivo. However, there have been only few reported humanized cGvHD mouse models. We evaluated if prolonged inflammation driven by low dose G-CSF- mobilized human PBMCs (G-hPBMCs) would lead to cGvHD following cyclophosphamide (CTX) administration and total body irradiation (TBI) in NSG mice….