organ transplant

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organ transplant:

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surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, usually from another part of the body or from another individual.
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Skin Transplant. In a model of skin allograft in mice, the mechanism of MDSCs in transplant tolerance was demonstrated to involve the inhibitory receptors Ig-like transcript 2 (ILT2), an inhibitory T cell receptor (TCR) whose activation caused the inhibition of T cell activation.
Subsequent studies in mouse skin transplant models with minor antigen mismatches gave rise to similar findings.
Shinohara has had three skin transplant operations since December, and his body has now almost entirely regained the capacity to reproduce blood, the medics said.
Skin transplant is now conducted by autograft or allograft methods.
The LEW recipients, whose primary hind-limb transplant survived over 150 days, underwent a secondary full-thickness skin transplant from both BN and ACI donors.
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital have shown that skin transplant surgery is safe and effective for treating vitiligo.
"We demonstrated key evidence that engineered skin transplants can efficiently deliver hBChE in vivo and protect against cocaine-seeking and overdose."
The findings, which they say will translate for human use, mean it may be possible to harness these stem cells to help with wound repair or skin transplants for burns victims, they said in a study in the Science journal on Thursday.
Human organ donation does work; there are not only kidney, heart, liver and pancreas transplants but today even bowel and skin transplants can be done.
"The skin transplants have already begun," said Gomez.
In early February, doctors at the Minato Ward institute, where Shinohara also received several skin transplants, said he had begun sitting up in bed and moving around in a wheelchair after regaining almost full blood-production capacity.