Analyzing gene function in adult long-term hematopoietic stem cells using the interferon inducible mx1-cre mouse system.

Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

PubMedID: 25064111

Gudmundsson KO, Oakley K, Han Y, Du Y. Analyzing gene function in adult long-term hematopoietic stem cells using the interferon inducible mx1-cre mouse system. Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1194313-25.
Long-term hematopoietic stem cells (LT-HSCs) have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into all blood cell lineages. Understanding the genetic networks that regulate LT-HSC function in the adult bone marrow requires inducible gene targeting and bone marrow transplantations. In this chapter we describe the use of the inducible Mx1-Cre mouse model to delete genes in LT-HSCs and methodologies for examining the function of LT-HSCs following deletion.