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Postby Desmond Sturrup » Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:21 pm

If the blood of a dog is drawn out, can it be used by any other different animal, other than a dag? If so, explain how tis is possible.
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Postby mith » Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:10 am

yes, blood fulfills the function of carrying oxygen/nutrients to tissues and also carrying wastes out. The problem is the immune system of the receiving organism might see it as a potential invader. If somehow this organism's immune response was disabled, there seems no reason why this wouldn't work..
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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:43 pm

This would only work if the non-dog was kept in a sterile enviornment until the dog blood cells died off 30 days later...otherwise lack of an immune system means the non-dog could die of a common cold...
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Postby 2810712 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 4:45 am

I think providing pathogenless environ is practically impossible today. So, What if we can remove the dog's self mrkers from the cells? I have heard that scientist R working on a homologus situation where they R trying to produce blood which lacks Ags of ABO system.

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Postby biostudent84 » Thu Jan 27, 2005 5:35 am

I've heard of it, but am skeptical. A cell needs to have specific protein markers for self-recognition...lacking these markers invokes a non-self recognition response.
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