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- n. See heterograft.
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- n. A heterograft.
- v. To heterograft.
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- n. tissue from an animal of one species used as a temporary graft (as in cases of severe burns) on an individual of another species
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The human/sheep xenograft model: a large animal model of human hematopoiesis.
Where transplants between non-twin humans are called allografts, a transplant from one species to another is called a xenograft.
Once past that, there is delayed xenograft rejection, in which immune cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells begin to attack the organ.
Lin Y, Vandeputte M. Waer M. Contribution of activated macrophages to the process of delayed xenograft rejection.
Birmingham K. Skepticism surrounds diabetes xenograft experiment.
Tutogen Medical, GmbH is the Germany-based organization of RTI Biologics that processes allograft and xenograft implants for global distribution.
These allograft and xenograft implants are used in orthopedic, dental and other specialty surgeries.
Preclinical studies have shown that OXi4503 has single-agent activity against a range of xenograft tumor models; and synergistic or additive effects when incorporated in various combination regimens with chemotherapy, molecularly-targeted therapies including tumor-angiogenesis inhibitors, and radiation therapy.
These xenograft data demonstrate activity of imetelstat against neuroblastoma stem cells in vivo.
Imetelstat has demonstrated anti-tumor effects in a wide range of preclinical xenograft models of human solid and hematological tumors, and potent activity against cancer stem cells derived from primary patient samples or cancer cell lines from multiple tumor types.
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