Donor-specific renal, but not cardiac, allograft tolerance promotes engraftment of the normally rejected rat skin graft.


This study examined whether a heart or kidney graft could provide protection for the more resistant skin graft. Buffalo rat recipients were given a single dose of RIB 5/2 (non-depleting anti-CD4 mAb) plus i.v. Lewis splenocytes 21 days before being given Lewis heart or kidney grafts. Lewis skin was grafted either simultaneously with, or after, long-term… (More)


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