Recent Favorable Developments
Compiled by Dr. Michael E. Breimer, Transplant News Section Editor *
Program and Abstracts
Aims and status of the German DFG - Transregio Research Group Xenotransplantation
Islet cell xenotransplantation
Quality criteria for porcine islet cells suitable for xenotransplantation
Cell therapeutic strategies to improve pig islet graft survival after xenotransplantation
Hemeoxygenase-1
Generation and characterization of pigs transgenic for human hemeoxygenase-1 (hHO-1)
Recent advances in production of genetically modified pigs for xenotransplantation
Transgenic strategies to overcome cell-mediated and acute vascular rejection of pig-to-human xenografts
Engineering pigs for xenotransplantation
Viral gene transfer for xenotransplantation
Cardiospecific expression of AAV vectors
AAV based gene delivery to myocardium in rodents and pigs
Immunological consequences of cross-species infection of porcine endothelial cells with human cytomegalovirus
Negative costimulation to prevent human anti-pig T cell responses
Xenogeneic orthotopic heart transplantation
Gene array studies in orthotopic pig to baboon cardiac xenotransplantation
Role of complement regulatory protein expression and CD154 blockade in Gal-independent xenograft rejection
Porcine pathogens and xenotransplantation
Cellular interaction of functional porcine endogenous retrovirus
Recombinant porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERV-A/C)
Foxp3 regulates human natural CD4+CD25+ regulatory T-cell-mediated suppression of xenogeneic response
Insulin secretion and glucose metabolism in alpha 1,3-galactosyltransferase knock-out pigs compared to wild-type pigs
Complement depletion with cobra venom factor delays acute cell-mediated rejection in pig-to-mouse corneal xenotransplantation
Prolonged survival of GalT-KO swine skin on baboons
Discrimination between cells of murine and human origin in xenotransplants by species specific genomic in situ hybridization
Survival and function of CD47-deficient thymic grafts in mice
Xenotransplantation literature update