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.


1. an organ or tissue taken from the body and grafted into another area of the same individual or another individual.
2. to transfer tissue from one part to another or from one individual to another.

ovum transplant
see ovum transplant.
transplant rejection
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We are going to get people transplanted," says William LeFor, executive vice president and director of LifeLink Transplantation Immunology Laboratory.
Contract award: Laboratory system for transplantation immunology at Oslo Universitetssykehus HF (OUS).
Prior to that, he served as director of the Transplantation Immunology Laboratory and associate professor of surgery (immunology) at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York and associate professor, department of microbiology, associate professor of pathology, and director of the Tissue Typing and Cellular Immunology Laboratory, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo (Toledo, Ohio).
MODICELL will particularly seek to understand how to support immune activity in cancer patients by enhancing anti-cancer immunity and in transplantation immunology by inducing controlled tolerance to prevent organ rejection.
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These research studies will be applied to improved therapeutic management of transplantation immunology and autoimmune diseases.
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