Murine Models of Immunodeficiency and Autoimmune Disease

Philip Cohen1

1 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Immunology
Unit Number:  Appendix 1E
DOI:  10.1002/0471142735.ima01es17
Online Posting Date:  May, 2001
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Abstract

Genetically determined murine immunodeficiency states are useful for understanding the function of specific immune‐system genes and cellpopulations. In addition, certain immunodeficient strains may be exploited as hosts for foreign tumors or immune cells. The more commonly used immunodeficiency models are described in this appendix. Not included are strains better known for primary neurological or neuromuscular abnormalities or for defective osteoclast function. Many of the recently described immune‐deficient “knockout” strains are described, including cytokine and cytokine receptor knockout strains. The most widely studied murine strains for autoimmune disease and experimental autoreactivity are also listed.

     
 
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