Graft Acceptance and Rejection

Platt, Jeffrey L.
January 2001
Encyclopedic Reference of Cancer;2001, p372
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This entry provides the definition of the term "Graft Acceptance and Rejection." The term refers to the fate of cells, tissues or organs transplanted between different individuals. The process depends upon the nature of the graft and on the genetic differences between the donor and the recipient. Transplanted cells, such as bone marrow cells or hepatocytes, derive their vascular supply, nutrition and growth factors mainly from the graft recipient.


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