Impaired rejection of minor-histocompatibility-antigen-disparate skin grafts and acquisition of tolerance to thymus donor antigens in allothymus-implanted, thymectomized Xenopus.

We examine whether J strain Xenopus laevis and X laevis/gilli (LG) isogeneic hybrids, thymectomized (Tx) at 7 days and implanted with larval or postmetamorphic thymus (either normal or irradiated) in late larval life, can be used to explore the role of the developing thymus in the education of minor histocompatibility (H) antigen-reactive T cells and in the… CONTINUE READING