Journal article

Tolerance in baboon kidney transplantation with total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) and anti-CD3/CD4-Idarubicin conjugates

JA Myburgh, JA Smit, GA Pieterz, S Ling, MS Sandrin, IFC McKenzie

TRANSPLANTATION | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We previously reported the induction of transplantation tolerance by a modified wide field method of pretransplant total lymphoid irradiation (TLI), cumulative dose 800 cGy, given as 80 or 100 cGy fractions twice/week, in approximately one-third of chacma baboons receiving liver or kidney allografts (1-4) and in vervet monkeys receiving baboon kidney xenografts (5). In this study, the effects of the administration of brief courses of anti-CD3 or CD4-Idarubicin conjugates on the frequency and predictability of tolerance induction by TLI were examined. METHODS: TLI was administered pretransplant in doses of 800, 600, or 400 cGy. The conjugates were administered either after transpl..

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