© 1991


The Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species

  • D. K. C. Cooper
  • Ejvind Kemp
  • Keith Reemtsma
  • D. J. G. White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Introduction and Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. K. C. Cooper, E. Kemp, K. Reemtsma, D. J. G. White
      Pages 3-7
  3. Immunobiology of Xenograft Rejection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. R. D. Moses, H. Auchincloss Jr.
      Pages 101-120
    3. M. Sykes, I. Aksentijevich, Y. Sharabi, D. H. Sachs
      Pages 121-138
    4. F. T. Thomas, W. Marchman, A. Carobbi, R. DeMasi, D. Araneda, T. Patselas et al.
      Pages 139-160
    5. J. B. Van Den Bogaerde, D. J. G. White
      Pages 161-178
  4. Histopathology of Xenograft Rejection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. S. Larsen, H. Starklint
      Pages 181-205
    3. A. G. Rose, D. K. C. Cooper
      Pages 243-251
    4. D. G. D. Wight
      Pages 253-272
  5. Experimental Xenotransplantation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273

About this book


The cover of this book depicts a Lamassu, one of the "fabulous" beasts of mythology [1]. Like many similar creatures, such as the Chimera, Griffon, Hippocamp, and Cockatrice, the body of the Lamassu was clearly a combination of structures derived from sev­ eral different species - in other words, it provides a highly success­ ful example of xenotransplantation. But in selecting a symbol of xenotransplantation to grace the cover of this volume, why choose the Lamassu in preference to the other ancient beasts? The reason is that the Lamassu appears to have been endowed with a much Fig. I. Homer described the Chimera as consisting of a lion's foreparts, a goat in the middle, and a serpent's hind parts VIII Foreword Fig. 2. The Griffon had the foreparts of an eagle, and the rear, tail, and hindlegs of a lion. Its eagle-like head had pointed, upstanding ears like those of an ass. Feathers grew upon its head, neck and chest, and the rest of its body was covered in leonine fur more benign and desirable character than many of its mythologi­ cal associates. For example, reliable reports state that the Chimera (Fig. 1)­ hitherto the animal most commonly selected to symbolize xenografting - killed everyone who came within range of its fiery breath. Perhaps not surprisingly, therefore, the Chimera is vari­ ously described as one of the "largest monsters ever born," a "sav­ age creature," and a "symbol of complex evil.


Heterografting Heterotransplantation Immunbiologie Organtransplantation Transplantation Transplantationsimmunologie Xenografting Xenotransplantation experimental surgery experimentelle Chirurgie genetic engineering glycobiology immunobiology organ transplantation transplantation immunology

Editors and affiliations

  • D. K. C. Cooper
    • 1
  • Ejvind Kemp
    • 2
  • Keith Reemtsma
    • 3
  • D. J. G. White
    • 4
  1. 1.Baptist Medical CenterOklahoma Transplantation InstituteOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of NephrologyOdense University HospitalOdenseDenmark
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryColumbia-Presbyterian Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Xenotransplantation
  • Book Subtitle The Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species
  • Editors David K.C. Cooper
    Ejvind Kemp
    Keith Reemtsma
    D.J.G. White
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-53875-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-97325-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-97323-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIX, 583
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Allergology
    Internal Medicine
    General Surgery
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