Immunobiology of solid organ transplantation.
Turvey SE., Wood KJ.
The field of organ transplantation is entering a very exciting phase in which tolerance induction may become a therapeutic possibility. The induction of tolerance would allow patients to enjoy the benefits of their transplanted organ without risking the mortality and morbidity associated with long-term pharmacological immunosuppression. In this review, we explore the immunobiology of solid organ transplantation, discussing the immunological mechanisms responsible for allograft rejection, and outlining the rational behind a range of successful experimental tolerance induction strategies.