Analyse von hämatopoietischen Stammzellen

Abstract

Haematopoietic stem cells are at the top of the hierarchy of the blood-building system of humans and mice (Fig. 1). These rare cells serve asa model for other stem cell systems, including so-called cancer stemcells. This concept assumes that among cancer cells there are also
those with stem cell characteristics, in some cases responsible for the recurrence of cancer after treatment [2]. Here we describe a flow cyto-metric approach to study the HSCs in mice to better understand the system.