Moving from transplant as a treatment to transplant as a cure

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Immunosuppression continues to be a necessary component of transplantation, despite its association with a multitude of adverse effects. Numerous efforts have been made to circumvent the need for immunosuppression by using various techniques to achieve donor hyporesponsiveness. In this issue of the JCI, Morath et al. take this endeavor forward. Prior to transplantation, the researchers infused recipients with donor-modified immune cells and achieved immunologic hyporesponsiveness. This successful phase I trial also provides a possible avenue for achieving transplantation without the requisite immunosuppression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2189-2191
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2020

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