transplant rejection

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transplant rejection

Graft rejection, organ rejection, tissue rejection Immunology The constellation of host immune responses evoked when an allograft tissue is transplanted into a recipient; rejection phenomena may be minimized by optimal matching of MHC antigens and ABO blood groups and ameliorated with immunosuppressants–eg, cyclosporin, tacrolimus, rapamycin Exceptions of TR Corneal transplants, identical twins. See Graft-versus-host disease, HLA, MHC, Tissue typing.
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"We are going to get people transplanted," says William LeFor, executive vice president and director of LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory.
Nollet, MD, PhD, Division of Blood Transfusion and Transplantation Immunology, Fukushima Medical University, 1 Hikariga-oka, Fukushima City, Fukushima 960-1295 Japan (e-mail: nollet@fmu.ac.jp or abo24x7@yahoo.com).
Buckley, "Transplantation immunology: solid organ and bone marrow," The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
This work gathers the latest research in the field of transplantation immunology, in areas such as T-cell immunity, antigen presentation, alloreactivity, pancreas and islet cell transplantation, allogenic bone marrow transplantation, models of tolerance induction, xenotransplantation, and the swine leukocyte complex.
"It's a brand new concept," said Dominic Borie, MD, PHD, director of transplantation immunology at Stanford University and senior author of the study.

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