Chimerism, transplant tolerance, and beyond

Franka Messner, Joanna W. Etra, Jeffrey M. Dodd-O, Gerald Brandacher

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The present review discusses current developments in tolerance induction for solid organ transplantation with a particular emphasis on chimerism-based approaches. It explains the basic mechanisms of chimerism-based tolerance and provides an update on ongoing clinical tolerance trials. The concept of "delayed tolerance" is presented, and ongoing preclinical studies in the nonhuman primate setting-including current limitations and hurdles regarding this approach-Are illustrated. In addition, a brief overview and update on cell-based tolerogenic clinical trials is provided. In a critical approach, advantages, limitations, and potential implications for the future of these different regimens are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1556-1567
Number of pages12
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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