Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation

by Carolyn Wilson
     
 

Xenotransplantation could have an impact on at least three aspects of medicine. The first is as a means of overcoming a severe shortage of human donor organs for the treatment of organ failure. The second aspect relates to the possibility that a xenogeneic organ would not be susceptible to infection by a "human" virus and thus the xenograft might resist injury

Overview

Xenotransplantation could have an impact on at least three aspects of medicine. The first is as a means of overcoming a severe shortage of human donor organs for the treatment of organ failure. The second aspect relates to the possibility that a xenogeneic organ would not be susceptible to infection by a "human" virus and thus the xenograft might resist injury caused by such viruses. The third and, as of yet, unexplored aspect relates to a means of delivering genes for therapeutic purposes thus overcoming some of the limitations of "conventional" gene therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642624315
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Series:
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology Series, #278
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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