Xenotransplantation

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Carolyn Wilson, Daniel R. Salomon
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 23, 2003 - Medical - 257 pages
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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.     

 

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Contents

Genetic Modification of Xenografts
1
Public Health Risks Patient vs Society in an Emerging Field
23
CrossSpecies Infections
47
G Michaels
73
Understanding Xenotransplantation Risks from NonHuman Primate
101
Exogenous Porcine Viruses
125
CrossSpecies Infection and Risk
185
Molecular Cloning and Functional Characterization of Infectious
217
Xenotransplantation Federal Regulatory Considerations
239
Subject Index
253
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C. Wilson is Associate Professor in Plant Pathology, University of Tasmania, Australia.

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