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 (zĕn′ə-trăns′plăn-tā′shən, zē′nə-)
The surgical transfer of cells, tissues, or especially whole organs from an organism of one species to an organism of a different species.
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Noun1.xenotransplantation - a surgical procedure in which tissue or whole organs are transfered from one species to another species
organ transplant, transplantation, transplant - an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient); "he had a kidney transplant"; "the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent"; "a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago"
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But organ rejection has stood stubbornly in the way of inter-species "xenotransplants".
Fineberg, Callfor Moratorium on Xenotransplants, 391 NATURE 326 (1998) (highlighting the need to carefully review the science behind xenotransplants).
As expected, the fluorescent cells (ZsGreen-ODC positive) from the three cancers mentioned above demonstrated features of stemness, including the ability to form tumours as mice xenotransplants and to undergo asymmetric cell division.
Komorowski et al., "Tulopafant, a PAF receptor antagonist, increases capillary patency and prolongs survival in discordant cardiac xenotransplants," Journal of Lipid Mediators, vol.
The International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has suggested that a prospectively defined series of life-supporting cardiac xenotransplants in NHPs, using predefined immune suppression, with "60% survival at 3 months with a minimum of 10 animals surviving for this period," would be sufficient to consider a clinical trial [14].
Additionally, it has been observed that they are able to maintain tumor progression in murine xenotransplants [109].
Moreover, [CD133.sup.+] and [CD44.sup.+] cells can be found simultaneously in xenotransplants generated from patients-derived glioma cells.
There are 3 types of transplants, depending on the sources from which the kidneys have been collected: cadaveric transplants (organs taken from a deceased person), living transplants (the organs can come from either a related or unrelated living person) and xenotransplants (research has been put into finding a possibility of transplanting organs from animals, but so far the risks involved are considered to be of great concern).
One of the most important purposes of these new avantgarde tendencies is that of becoming tissue and organ banks for xenotransplants. The new generations of transgenic animals could make differences among species obsolete.
This supposed lack of susceptibility of baboons to infection with HBV, and the fact that unlike chimpanzees, baboons are not an endangered species, intimated that baboons were good candidates for sources of liver for xenotransplants. The use of xenotransplants from pigs and nonhuman primates to humans was considered to overcome the donor shortage and to bridge patients with terminal hepatic failure until a human donor organ became available (15).