Method prevents rejection of transplanted tissue in mouse model

05/19/2011 | Reuters

British researchers, in collaboration with researchers in Sweden, have developed a method using a drug called cilostamide to culture human regulatory T cells that do not reject donor tissue when implanted into a mouse model. Replication of the method in future human clinical trials could mean that patients would undergo transplants without having to take immunosuppressants for life. The researchers hope to undertake human trials in three to five years.

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