Studies on the immunological responses of hamsters to skin homografts.

  title={Studies on the immunological responses of hamsters to skin homografts.},
  author={Rupert Everett Billingham and William H. Hildemann},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={149 935},
Because of the anomalous acceptance of tumour homo- and even heterografts by Syrian hamsters, as opposed to the characteristic rejection of such grafts by various other mammalian species, a systematic investigation has been made of the ability of these animals to react immunologically against skin homografts. In each of four different closed colonies of Syrian hamsters ( M.H.A., M.H., L.S.H. and C.B. ) it has been found that skin homografts transplanted between most members of the same colony… CONTINUE READING