Transplantation Tolerance and Noninherited Maternal HLA Antigens

  • F. H. J. Claas
  • L. Zhang
  • J. J. van Rood


Matching of donor and recipient with regard to their HLA antigens is one of the well-established factors influencing kidney graft survival. In the first 5-6 months after transplantation a dominant role for HLA-DR matching has been described, while the effect of matching for HLA class I antigens, mainly the B locus antigens, continues to be important for at least 3 years (Thorogood et al. 1990; Gilks et al. 1990).


Transplantation Tolerance Leukocyte Donor Corneal Allograft Limit Dilution Assay Unrelated Donor Bone Marrow 
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  • F. H. J. Claas
  • L. Zhang
  • J. J. van Rood

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