The prospective isolation of viable, high ploidy megakaryocytes from adult murine bone marrow by fluorescence activated cell sorting

Shen Y. Heazlewood, Brenda Williams, Melonie J Storan, Susan K. Nilsson

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Mature megakaryocytes (MM) can be up to 65 μM in diameter and due to their size, viable and pure MM populations have been diffi cult to isolate in large numbers. Here in, we report a fl uorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) method by which viable and pure populations of 8 N, 16 N, 32 N, and 64 N MM can be isolated from murine bone marrow (BM).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStem Cell Niche: Methods and Protocols
EditorsKursad Turksen
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781627035071
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)10643745


  • Bone marrow
  • Megakaryocytes
  • Microenvironment
  • Niche
  • Ploidy

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