The use of animals as a source of organs and tissues for xenotransplantation can overcome the growing shortage of human organ donors. However, xenoreactive antibodies present in humans directed against swine Gal antigen on the surface of xenograft donor cells leads to the complement activation and immediate xenograft rejection as a consequence of hyperacute immunological reaction. The graft of genetically modified organ of a swine would be tolerated with simultaneous administration of medicines decreasing other less severe immunological reactions. This review summarizes the clinical history and rationale for xenotransplantation, recent progress in understanding the physiologic, immunologic, and infectious obstacles to xenotransplantation and some of the strategies being pursued to overcome these dificulties.
Operational Program Digital Poland, 2014-2020, Measure 2.3: Digital accessibility and usefulness of public sector information; funds from the European Regional Development Fund and national co-financing from the state budget.
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Lipiński, Daniel Juzwa, Wojciech Zeyland, Joanna Słomski, Ryszard
Jura, Jacek Słomski, Ryszard Smorąg, Zdzisław Gajda, Barbara Wieczorek, Jarosław Lipiński, Daniel Kalak, Robert Juzwa, Wojciech Zeyland, Joanna
Ziółkowski, Piotr Babula- Skowrońska, Danuta Kaczmarek, Małgorzata Cieśla, Agata Sadowski, Jan
Nowak, Jacek K.
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS Committee on Biotechnology PAS