Corneal allograft rejection. The role of the major histocompatibility complex.

Abstract

The greater success of corneal transplantation compared to other organ transplants has led to the concept that the cornea is a site of "immunological privilege." Corneal cells possess the antigens of the major histocompatibility complex responsible for allograft rejection in other tissues (i.e., HLA antigens). The avascularity of the cornea accounts for the… (More)

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