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Immunology of transplantation 

Immunology of transplantation
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Immunology of transplantation
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10.1093/med/9780199215669.003.06
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date: 22 February 2020

Introduction 88

Components of the immune system 90

Recognition of antigen by T lymphocytes 94

T-cell activation 98

B cells and the antibody response 102

Immunological memory 104

Immune tolerance 105

Tolerance in transplant immunology 106

Immunology of transplant rejection 108

The immune system is one of the major barriers to successful transplantation. Transplanted cells and tissues are recognized as foreign and the resulting adaptive immune response leads to rejection. Unless donor and recipient are genetically identical (which only occurs between identical twins—a ...

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