Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, April 16th, 2009
"However, our previous studies demonstrated that cell-mediated rejection, especially human CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL)-mediated cytotoxicity, remains a major obstacle for long-term islet xenograft survival. Moreover, we have demonstrated that the overexpression of either membrane-bound human FasL (mFasL) or human decoy Fas antigen (decoy Fas) in pig islets not only prevented CTL...
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