xenograft

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  • (noun): See heterograft.

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  • (noun): tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species

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  • The human/sheep xenograft model: a large animal model of human hematopoiesis.

  • Where transplants between non-twin humans are called allografts, a transplant from one species to another is called a xenograft.

  • Once past that, there is delayed xenograft rejection, in which immune cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells begin to attack the organ.

  • Lin Y, Vandeputte M. Waer M. Contribution of activated macrophages to the process of delayed xenograft rejection.

  • Birmingham K. Skepticism surrounds diabetes xenograft experiment.

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