volume 243, issue 4, P215-223 1986
DOI: 10.1007/bf00464433
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Abstract: We removed the tracheas from sacrificed laboratory animals and subjected this tissue to multi-step chemical processing. This method allowed us to preserve the cartilage and reduce its antigenicity, thus creating a bioprosthesis very similar to the host tissue. By using allogeneic and xenogeneic prostheses so prepared, no signs of immune rejections were seen following heterotopic or orthotopic implantations. The transplanted cartilage remained stable for periods ranging up to 21 weeks in recipient rats, while p…

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