First quantification of alpha-Gal epitope in current glutaraldehyde-fixed heart valve bioprostheses
Filippo Naso, Alessandro Gandaglia, Tomaso Bottio, Vincenzo Tarzia, Mark B Nottle, Anthony JF d'Apice, Peter J Cowan, Emmanuele Cozzi, Cesare Galli, Irina Lagutina, Giovanna Lazzari, Laura Iop, Michele Spina, Gino Gerosa
Xenotransplantation | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2013
Awarded by EU FP6 Integrated Project "Xenome"
Awarded by Regione Veneto Grant
Authors would like to thank the EU FP6 Integrated Project "Xenome" (www.xenome.eu) contract no LSHB-CT-2006-037377 and CORIT (Consortium for Research in Organ Transplantation, Padua, Italy) for their support. A special thanks to Dr. Paola Aguiari for her technical support in performing histological analysis. The authors do not have any conflicts to disclose. This research has been supported by the "Regione Veneto Grant RSF 286/08" and "Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo" (Italian Heart Project).