Short-course immunosuppression using FK506 for rat tracheal allografts.

  title={Short-course immunosuppression using FK506 for rat tracheal allografts.},
  author={Masanori Hashimoto and Ryoichi Nakanishi and Hiroyuki Muranaka and Masayoshi Umesue and Ryozo Eifuku and Kosei Yasumoto},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={41 3},
BACKGROUND A minimizing immunosuppression after a tracheal allotransplantation is desirable. METHODS We examined the usefulness of a short-course of immunosuppression after tracheal allotransplantation in rat. Each transplant consisting of a 5-ring segment was heterotopically implanted into the omentum. Four animals underwent a syngeneic transplantation and thus served as controls (Group A). Thirty animals underwent an allogeneic transplantation and were randomly classified into 4 groups as… CONTINUE READING