Journal article

Regulation of Clinical XenotransplantationTime for a Reappraisal

David KC Cooper, Richard N Pierson, Bernhard J Hering, Muhammad M Mohiuddin, Jay A Fishman, Joachim Denner, Curie Ahn, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Leo H Buhler, Peter J Cowan, Wayne J Hawthorne, Takaaki Kobayashi, David H Sachs

TRANSPLANTATION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

The continual critical shortage of organs and cells from deceased human donors has stimulated research in the field of cross-species transplantation (xenotransplantation), with the pig selected as the most suitable potential source of organs. Since the US Food and Drug Administration concluded a comprehensive review of xenotransplantation in 2003, considerable progress has been made in the experimental laboratory to improve cell and organ xenograft survival in several pig-to-nonhuman primate systems that offer the best available models to predict clinical outcomes. Survival of heart, kidney, and islet grafts in nonhuman primates is now being measured in months or even years. The potential ri..

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