cross-species transplant

cross-species transplant

a tissue or organ from an animal of one species that has been implanted into an animal of another species. Also called xenotransplant.
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The cross-species transplant stemmed from curiosity about what factors govern the creation of sperm.
Because baboon immune cells are not susceptible to infection with HIV-1, the investigators had hoped that a cross-species transplant of baboon bone marrow would reconstitute Getty's ravaged immune system.
A cross-species transplant might have worked with closer tissue matching and other changes in procedure, they say.
For decades, doctors have used collagen from cows to treat serious burns and other wounds in humans despite the risk of tissue rejection associated with cross-species transplants.
Other research is focusing on designer pigs with AohumanizedAo organs, but cross-species transplants carry the risk of disease, Sir Richard told an Oxford International Biomedical Centre conference.
That leaves the experts with only one option - to develop cross-species transplants.
Moreover, he says, the study proves the principle that cross-species transplants can work.
The AlloMune(TM) and XenoMune(TM) Systems are designed to re-educate the recipient's immune system to accept a transplant without the need for lifelong administration of anti-rejection drugs, and increase the availability of organs by allowing the use of mismatched and cross-species transplants.
Many scientists have doubts about the effectiveness of such cross-species transplants.
Now there is yet another transmission vehicle which could effect human populations: cross-species transplants.
Pig viruses may infect human cells, raising concerns about cross-species transplants (151: 245).
Certain of these CNS gene therapy studies include the use of cross-species transplants, now covered by Cell Genesys' patent.