Corpus ID: 46610878

Transplant rejection in terrestrial molluscs

  title={Transplant rejection in terrestrial molluscs},
  author={E. Furuta and K. Yamaguchi},
  journal={ISJ-Invertebrate Survival Journal},
  • E. Furuta, K. Yamaguchi
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • ISJ-Invertebrate Survival Journal
  • To know whether or not molluscs are capable of recognizing tissue allo-antigens, dorsal skin-allografts were exchanged between adult terrestrial slug, Incilaria fruhstorferi. We succeeded for the first time in orthotopic transplantation of allografts and observed chronic rejection of allografts. Cellular changes in the rejection process continued over for 40 days. Two functional types of “effector” cells were recognized at the rejection site, but they were observed to be macrophages possessing… CONTINUE READING
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