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heterograft

[′hed·ə·rō‚graft]
(immunology)
A tissue or organ obtained from an animal of one species and transplanted to the body of an animal of another species. Also known as heterologous graft.
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International travel for xenotransplantation procedures can facilitate transmission of zoonotic disease.
These results indicated that the simultaneous expression of the hDAF gene by the gene regulatory sequence of the GGTA1 gene and knock-out of GGTA1 gene is more effective protection from HAR in pig-to-nonhuman xenotransplantation.
They would argue that potential benefits and improvement in human welfare arising from xenotransplantation may justify the loss of animal life.
Interviews asked students to discuss their views on biotechnology in general and xenotransplantation in particular.
Xenotransplantation offers the best hope for these people.
Critics have registered other objections to xenotransplantation besides these technically resolvable concerns about success and safety.
This is important because, aside from rejection, the potential risk from porcine endogenous retroviruses, or PERVS, is the biggest obstacle in the way of xenotransplantation.
Their birth is a major step towards successful xenotransplantation - the transfer of cells or organs from one species to another, the firm said.
While we focus on one particular biotechnology, xenotransplantation, our general framework is applicable to the introduction of any new biotechnology whether in the health or even agricultural sector.
This issue has made it imperative that solutions to the shortage be investigated, including xenotransplantation, gene therapy, immune tolerance, and the use of implantable artificial organs.
Whatever issues surround xenotransplantation - the process of using other mammals to supply organs for humans - it could offer hope to thousands.