Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, March 18th, 2004
"It is difficult to induce rat cardiac allograft tolerance by co-stimulator blockade of the B7-CD28 pathway with CTLA-4Ig monotherapy alone. However, combined therapies of AdCTLA-4Ig plus donor-specific spleen-cell infusion, bone marrow cell infusion, and anti-ICOS antibody have been demonstrated to effectively induce indefinite acceptance of rat cardiac allografts. In this report, we compared the tolerance of cardiac allograft tolerant recipients induced by the above three strategies," scientists writing in the journal Transplant International report.
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