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Xenotransplantation

xenotransplantation

(Science: procedure) The surgical removal of an organ or tissue from one species and transplanting it into a member of a different species, for example: the use of a baboon heart in a human being.


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Xenotransplantation - the procedure

Hi everyone, I'm currently doing an investigation into xenotransplantation and am finding it very hard to find the actual biological procedure. There is plenty of information on the net about the advantages, disadvantages bioethics etc, but can anyone ...

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by mikaela1
Wed May 16, 2012 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Xenotransplantation - the procedure
Replies: 1
Views: 1564

Help with Xenotransplantation please.

Hi. I need help on a research project about Xenotransplantation. I'm having trouble finding the process on the internet. I understand pig organs and human organs have a similar size, so I'm focusing my project on pig-xenotransplantations in particular. ...

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by 000Anna000
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:26 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Help with Xenotransplantation please.
Replies: 1
Views: 5050

Re: GM pig for xenotransplantation?

Ligase is an enzyme that re-joins cut DNA strands. Regarding inversion, if you cut out a section of DNA, flip it over, and reinsert it into the chromosome you haven't really reversed the codons -- they are still in the same order from 5' to 3' on their DNA backbone. However, you have reversed the st...

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by jonmoulton
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: GM pig for xenotransplantation?
Replies: 3
Views: 3897

GM pig for xenotransplantation?

I'm trying to find a flow chart (of the process of genetically modifying a pig for this purpose) or a description of the process from which I can create a flow chart of. I've been looking around for quite a while but the closest thing that I could find was "has injected human genes directly int...

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by godinthedetails
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: GM pig for xenotransplantation?
Replies: 3
Views: 3897

Re: Xenotransplantation - graft rejection detection??

As far as I know, you should be able to detect both ab and cytokines from serum as well as from plasma. However, at least cytokines can be difficult if not impossible to detect that way due to their small concentrations, and the results can be quite ambiquous. Anyways, if you manage to detect cytoki...

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by biohazard
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:51 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Xenotransplantation - graft rejection detection??
Replies: 1
Views: 3493
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