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Use of Busulfan to Condition Mice for Bone Marrow Transplantation


Myeloablative gamma irradiation has traditionally been used to condition mice prior to bone marrow transplantation. However, irradiation induces high levels of inflammation that may alter patterns of reconstitution. In addition, gamma irradiators are being removed from many facilities for security reasons. Alternative conditioning regimens are thus needed. Here, we describe a protocol for the use of busulfan to condition mice for bone marrow transplantation and several of the variables to consider for effective implementation. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Montecino-Rodriguez et al. (2019).

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