Marked prolongation of porcine renal xenograft survival in baboons through the use of α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout donors and the cotransplantation of vascularized thymic tissue

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Abstract

  • The use of animal organs could potentially alleviate the critical worldwide shortage of donor organs for clinical transplantation. Because of the strong immune response to xenografts, success will probably depend upon new strategies of immune suppression and induction of tolerance. Here we report our initial results using α-1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout (GalT-KO) donors and a tolerance induction approach. We have achieved life-supporting pig-to-baboon renal xenograft survivals of up to 83 d with normal creatinine levels.
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  • Nature Medicine  Journal
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    Author List

  • Yamada K; Yazawa K; Shimizu A; Iwanaga T; Hisashi Y; Nuhn M; O'Malley P; Nobori S; Vagefi PA; Patience C
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  • 32
  • End Page

  • 34
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 1