The importance of the spleen for the immunosuppressive action of cyclosporine in transplantation.


The spleen plays an important role in the response of the recipient's immune system to a primarily vascularized graft and cyclosporine treatment is known to alter this response. To investigate the interaction between the splenic immune response and CsA's immunosuppressive actions more thoroughly, Lewis recipients of Brown-Norway heterotopic heart grafts… (More)