Significant prolongation of hamster liver transplant survival in lewis rats by total-lymphoid irradiation, cyclosporine, and splenectomy

Yasuo Yamaguchi, Edward C. Halperin, Robert C. Harland, Charles Wyble, R. Randal Bollinger

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Abstract

The effects of total lymphoid irradiation, cyclosporine and splenectomy alone and in combination have been studied in liver transplants from the LVG hamster to the LEW rat. Neither CsA alone, splenectomy alone, nor TLI alone prolonged graft survival. CsA/splenectomy and TLI/CsA produced significant prolongation of graft survival. TLI/CsA/splenectomy prolonged graft survival by over sixfold compared with controls. While CsA alone was ineffective in reducing lymphocytotoxic antidonor antibody, splenectomy alone or CsA/splenectomy did significantly suppress production of antibody. Only very low levels of antibody could be detected in animals treated with TLI/CsA/splenectomy. TLI/CsA/ splenectomy has an immunosuppressive effect sufficient to significantly prolong liver graft survival in the LVG hamster to LEW rat combination and may represent a promising treatment protocol in experimental cross-species transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation
Volume49
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Transplantation

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