Strategies to enhance the safety profile of xenotransplantation: minimizing the risk of viral zoonoses

Giada Mattiuzzo, Linda Scobie, Yasuhiro Takeuchi

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Abstract

Pig-to-human xenotransplantation has taken steps closer to reality through advances in animal engineering to address immunological as well as microbial problems. The most highlighted problem in xenotransplantation safety has been the potential risk for zoonotic infection mediated by porcine endogenous retroviruses. Safety issues regarding viral zoonosis, particularly porcine endogenous retroviruses, are summarized and commented upon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Organ Transplantation
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • retrovirus infection
  • cell transplantation
  • pigs

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