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 (zĕn′ə-trăns′plănt, zē′nə-)
1. A transplant of tissue or an organ from an individual of one species to an individual of a different species.
2. The organ or tissue transplanted in such a procedure; a xenograft.

xen′o·trans′plant v.
xen′o·trans′plan·ta′tion (-plăn-tā′shən) n.


(Surgery) surgery an operation in which an organ or tissue is transferred from one animal to another of a different species
ˌxenoˌtransplanˈtation n


(ˈzɛn əˌtræns plænt, -plɑnt, ˈzi nə-)
xen`o•trans`plan•ta′tion, n.
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Noun1.xenotransplant - 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"


n. xenotransplante, proceso de transplantar un órgano o parte de una especie a otra.
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Esmaeilzadeh et al., "Appropriate donor size for porcine liver xenotransplant," Experimental and Clinical Transplantation, vol.
Based on this immunoprivilege situation, our work was based on a xenotransplant using an immunocompetent animal model.
Of primary concern was the ability of the xenotransplant to mimic vasculitis and interactions between mice endothelium and human immune system [55, 74-76].
Although antibody-mediated rejection could lead to proteinuria [13], we have found that nephrotic syndrome can occur in the absence of any elicited antibody development or complement activation (i.e., antibody-mediated rejection) after pig-to-baboon xenotransplant [9, 12].
The researchers showed that local low-dose gamma irradiation causes normalization of aberrant vasculature and efficient recruitment of tumor-specific T cells in human pancreatic carcinomas and also T-cell-mediated tumor rejection in spontaneous and xenotransplant (foreign tissue transplant) mouse models for tumor research.
To our surprise however, we found that the iPC cells lost the ability to initiate tumours as subcutaneous xenotransplant in mice.
In NSCLC, IL-27 downregulated stemness- and EMT-related genes but also pushed intratumor myeloid cells to exert antitumor effects in xenotransplant models [22].
Utama FE, LeBaron MJ, Neilson LM et al., 2006, Human prolactin receptors are insensitive to mouse prolactin: implications for xenotransplant modeling of human breast cancer in mice.
Current scientific data have not supported such possibilities, despite hundreds of xenotransplant studies introducing human neurons into the mouse brain," they wrote.
Transplant surgeons say one of the largest obstacles they face is the immense cost of carrying out xenotransplant experiments.
Thus, different genetic and xenotransplant mouse models have been developed to mimic some features of human psoriasis [50].