Models of haematopoiesis: seeing the wood for the trees

R Ceredig, AG Rolink, Geoffrey Brown

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

66 Citations (Scopus)


Many models of haematopoiesis dictate that haematopoietic stem cells make an early and irrevocable choice between lymphoid and myeloid cell fates. However, recent data show that intermediate progenitors have both lymphoid and myeloid potential, thereby refuting early theories and leading to a lack of consensus in the field. In this Opinion article we present a simple pairwise relationships model of cell fate determination that does not depend on the underlying developmental branch points that in other models dictate a preferred route (or routes) to a particular cell fate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-300
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Immunology
Issue number4
Early online date13 Mar 2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009


Dive into the research topics of 'Models of haematopoiesis: seeing the wood for the trees'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this