Baboon-to-human liver transplantation.

  title={Baboon-to-human liver transplantation.},
  author={Thomas E. Starzl and John J. Fung and Andreas Tzakis and Satoru Todo and Anthony Jack Demetris and Ignazio Roberto Marino and Howard Doyle and Adriana Zeevi and Vijay Warty and Marian Michaels},
  volume={341 8837},
Our ability to control both the cellular and humoral components of xenograft rejection in laboratory experiments, together with an organ shortage that has placed limits on clinical transplantation services, prompted us to undertake a liver transplantation from a baboon to a 35-year-old man with B virus-associated chronic active hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus infection. Liver replacement was performed according to conventional surgical techniques. Immunosuppression was with the FK… CONTINUE READING
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