This study determined whether the genotype of bone marrow-derived inflammatory cells contributes to the more pronounced leukocytic exudation and extensive new muscle formation seen in SJL/J compared with BALB/c mice after a crush-injury (Mitchell et al. 1992). Female SJL/J mice were whole-body irradiated and reconstituted with male bone marrow from the BALB/c strain, and irradiated BALB/c females reconstituted with male SJL/J bone marrow. The mice were allowed to recover for 3 weeks and the tibialis anterior muscle (in a leg which had been protected from irradiation) was injured by crushing. At 3 and 10 days after injury the extent of necrotic debris, mononuclear leukocytic infiltration and new muscle formation was assessed in the muscles. The SJL/J mice reconstituted with BALB/c bone marrow showed extensive mononuclear leukocytic infiltration and clearance of necrotic debris when compared with BALB/c mice reconstituted with SJL/J bone marrow, and these strain-specific differences mirrored those seen with control bone marrow reconstituted hosts and non-irradiated hosts. The results show that the genotype of the bone mac-row-derived macrophages is not responsible for the superior regeneration of crush-injured skeletal muscle in SJL/J mice, and it appears that factors intrinsic to the muscle tissue may be of central importance.
|Journal||Cell and Tissue Research|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - May 1995|