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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20520

Title: Xenotransplantation Ethics and Immunological Hurdles!
Authors: Shankarkumar, U.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2003
Publisher: Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Trust
Citation: Indian Journal of Medical Sciences (ISSN: 0019-5359) Vol 57 Num 7
Abstract: Exiting new technologies, such as cellular transplantation, organogenesis and Xenotransplantation are thought to be promising approaches for the treatment of human disease.1 Remarkable results have been achieves in the field of organ transplantation over the past 40 years, perhaps inconceivable in the pioneering days of the 1950's. Factors, which have contributed to these results, include better immuno-suppression, matching for HLA, better preservation, and resolution of most of the technical problems associated with organ transplantation. Scientists and transplant surgeons are considering the use of animals as a source of organs and tissues for transplantation into humans. This procedure is known as Xenotransplantation. This is not a new idea. In 1682 doctors have repaired the damaged skull of an injured Russian nobleman using bone from the skull of a dog. In 1905 a surgeon from France transplanted slices of rabbit kidney into a 16-yr. old boy suffering from end stage kidney failures, unfortunately patient died two weeks later.1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/20520
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=ms03006
Rights: Copyright 2003 - Indian Journal of Medical Sciences.
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