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Prolongation of skin allograft survival in rats by the transplantation of microencapsulated xenogeneic neonatal porcine Sertoli cells

By Bistoni G, Calvitti M, Mancuso F, Arato I, Falabella G, Cucchia R, Fallarino F, Becchetti A, Baroni T, Mazzitelli S, Nastruzzi C, Bodo M, Becchetti E, Cameron DF, Luca G and Calafiore R.


Skin rejection remains a major hurdle in skin reconstructive transplantation surgery. In fact, 85% of the grafted patients experience at least one episode of acute skin rejection in the first year. It has been observed that Sertoli cells (SC), when co-transplanted with allo- or xenogeneic cell/tissues, can induce graft acceptance in the absence of systemic immunosuppression

Year: 2012
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