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Researchers investigate immune molecule that helps protect transplanted kidneys – News-Medical.Net

Looking to improve organ transplant success, researchers are working to learn more about how an immune molecule, which also protects a fetus, helps protect some…

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Looking to improve organ transplant success, researchers are working to learn more about how an immune molecule, which also protects a fetus, helps protect some transplanted kidneys, and to develop a synthetic version of that molecule that could help more patients.
They also are working from the other direction with a “humanized” mouse model that could better select the optimal organ donor and reduce rejection risk.
The molecule is HLA-G and it’s part of the usual checks and balances that keep our…

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