Porcine endogenous retrovirus and other viruses in xenotransplantation

Linda Scobie, Yasuhiro Takeuchi

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Potential transmission of zoonotic porcine viruses is a major safety issue in xenotransplantation. This review will first summarize recent studies involving transmission and control of the major concern, porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV). Second, the potential for zoonotic transfer and safety measures required against other viruses of concern will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009


  • xenotransplantation
  • retrovirus infection
  • pigs


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