Zoonosis in xenotransplantation

Curr Opin Immunol. 1998 Oct;10(5):539-42. doi: 10.1016/s0952-7915(98)80220-3.


Species barriers against microbial infection will be lowered to an unprecedented degree in xenotransplantation settings. Our knowledge about micro-organisms in donor animals is limited and it is difficult to predict the consequence of such cross-species infection.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Endogenous Retroviruses / physiology
  • Humans
  • Swine
  • Transplantation, Heterologous / adverse effects*
  • Zoonoses / etiology*