Augmentation of donor-specific transfusion and cyclosporine effects with dietary linoleic acid.

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Increased prostaglandin production is a possible mechanism for the immunosuppressive effects of both cyclosporine and blood transfusions. Therefore, dietary supplementation with linoleic acid, a prostaglandin precursor, combined with either modality could act synergistically. Intraabdominal cardiac allografts were performed from Buffalo rat donors to Lewis… (More)

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