Selective upregulation of fibroblast Fas ligand expression, and prolongation of Fas/Fas ligand-mediated skin allograft survival, by retinoic acid: the skin as a retinoide-inducible immune privilege site.

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Fas/Fas ligand-mediated lymphocyte apoptosis has been implicated in the suppression of immune responses and may cause immune privilege. Human corneas exhibit immune privilege and can be transplanted across allogeneic barriers without immunosuppressive therapy, perhaps, because corneal keratinocytes express Fas ligand. To characterize Fas and Fas ligand… (More)

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