Xenotransplantation by Carolyn WilsonXenotransplantation by Carolyn Wilson


byCarolyn WilsonEditorDaniel R. Salomon

Paperback | September 13, 2012

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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.     

Title:XenotransplantationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:257 pagesPublished:September 13, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642624316

ISBN - 13:9783642624315

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Table of Contents

Genetic modification of xenografts.-Public health risks - patient versus society in an emerging field.-Cross-species infections.-Non-human primate herpesviruses: importance for xenotransplantation.-Understanding xenotransplantation risks from non-swine hepatitis E virus: cross-species infection and risk in xenotransplantation.-Molecular cloning and functions characterization of infectious PERV and development of diagnostic tests.-Xenotransplantation - Federal regulatory considerations.-Subject index