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Principles of transplantation immunology 

Principles of transplantation immunology
Chapter:
Principles of transplantation immunology
Author(s):

Ross S. Francis

and Kathryn J. Wood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0505_update_001

Update:

Chapter reviewed in November 2011 and minor updates made.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 17 October 2017

Since the first successful transplant of a kidney between identical twins in 1955, transplantation has progressed from being an experimental procedure to a routine clinical therapy offering immense benefits for patients with organ failure, but the survival of transplanted organs remains limited by the body’s immune responses, and many of the complications of transplantation result from the crude nature of our attempts to suppress these....

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