Xenotransplantation

The Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species

Editors: Cooper, D.K.C., Kemp, E., Platt, J., White, D.J.G. (Eds.)

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The success of transplantation in the treatment of human disease has increased the demand for organs and tissues far beyond the available supply. Xenotransplantation - the use of animals as donors - is viewed increasingly as the solution to this problem. Research into xenotransplantation has intensified greatly in the past five years since the first edition of this book was published. This second edition reflects this activity and provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of knowledge of the immunobiology of xenograft rejection and of the many therapeutic options being explored. Authored by the world's leading researchers, the volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the medical, scientific or ethical aspects of xenotransplantation. Many believe that we are on the threshold of clinical trials using genetically engineered animals as donors of organs. If successful, the rewards of clinical xenotransplantation will be immense and will represent one of the greatest medical advances of the modern era.

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"The new, revised and extended second edition provides a complete overview of this promising and exciting field. This work uniquely puts into perspective the essential features of xenotransplantation and its, as yet, unresolved problems." Transplant International

Table of contents (60 chapters)

Table of contents (60 chapters)

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Xenotransplantation
Book Subtitle
The Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species
Editors
  • David K.C. Cooper
  • Ejvind Kemp
  • Jeffrey Platt
  • David J.G. White
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60572-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60572-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64460-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 854
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
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