Discordant organ xenotransplantation in primates: world experience and current status.


The pig-to-primate model is increasingly being utilized as the final preclinical means of assessing therapeutic strategies aimed at allowing discordant xenotransplantation. We review here the world experience of both pig-to-human and pig-to-nonhuman primate organ transplantation. Eight whole organ transplants using discordant mammalian donors have been… (More)