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Humanized Mice as Preclinical Models in Transplantation

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuppression and Regulation of Immune Responses
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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NameMethods in Molecular Biology

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Animal models have been instrumental in our understanding of the mechanisms of rejection and the testing of novel treatment options in the context of transplantation. We have now entered an exciting era with research on humanized mice driving advances in translational studies and in our understanding of the function of human cells in response to pathogens and cancer as well as the recognition of human allogeneic tissues in vivo. In this chapter we provide a historical overview of humanized mouse models of transplantation to date, outlining the distinct strains and share our experiences in the study of human transplantation immunology.

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