Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Vox Sang. 2010 Aug 1;99(2):99-111. doi: 10.1111/j.1423-0410.2010.01327.x. Epub 2010 Mar 21.

Use of mouse models to study the mechanisms and consequences of RBC clearance.

Author information

1
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Abstract

Mice provide tractable animal models for studying the pathophysiology of various human disorders. This review discusses the use of mouse models for understanding red-blood-cell (RBC) clearance. These models provide important insights into the pathophysiology of various clinically relevant entities, such as autoimmune haemolytic anaemia, haemolytic transfusion reactions, other complications of RBC transfusions and immunomodulation by Rh immune globulin therapy. Mouse models of both antibody- and non-antibody-mediated RBC clearance are reviewed. Approaches for exploring unanswered questions in transfusion medicine using these models are also discussed.

PMID:
20345515
PMCID:
PMC3580149
DOI:
10.1111/j.1423-0410.2010.01327.x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wiley Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center