Host immune suppression after small bowel/liver transplantation in rats.

Simultaneous liver grafting in the Lewis (RT1)-to-DA (RT1) rat strain combination protects small intestinal grafts from rejection. The present study examined host immune responses after combined small bowel/liver transplantation (SBL) in this model. Orthotopic liver transplantation and heterotopic small intestinal transplantation were performed… (More)