Lung xenotransplantation: recent progress and current status.


Xenotransplantation has undergone important progress in controlling initial hyperacute rejection in many preclinical models, with some cell, tissue, and organ xenografts advancing toward clinical trials. However, acute injury, driven primarily by innate immune and inflammatory responses, continues to limit results in lung xenograft models. The purpose of this article is to review the current status of lung xenotransplantation--including the seemingly unique challenges posed by this organ-and summarize proven and emerging means of overcoming acute lung xenograft injury.

DOI: 10.1111/xen.12116

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@article{Harris2014LungXR, title={Lung xenotransplantation: recent progress and current status.}, author={Donald G. Harris and Kevin J. Quinn and Siamak Dahi and Lars Burdorf and Agnes M Azimzadeh and Richard N Pierson}, journal={Xenotransplantation}, year={2014}, volume={21 6}, pages={496-506} }