The mutual benefit role of liver and pancreas in combined transplantation.


Journal Article

The present study observed the mutual benefit role of liver and pancreas in combined hepaticopancreatic transplantation in rats. The results indicated that pancreas, when transplanted with liver, could survive for a significant long time (13.4 +/- 1.01 days) than it transplanted alone (9.2 +/- 1.14 days) (P < 0.05, t test). The interstitial rejection was mild and its rejection grade was significantly different from that of pancreas transplanted alone (P < 0.05, X2 test). The liver, when transplanted with pancreas, regenerated with strong competence and contact structure morphologically compared with liver transplanted alone. We think that pancreas could be immunologically protected against rejection and liver can be nutritionalized by pancreas in combined liver and pancreas transplantation.

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Cited Authors

  • Qiao, H; Meng, L; Xiao, Y; Zhu, Y

Published Date

  • June 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 92 - 95

PubMed ID

  • 11324506

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11324506

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1001-9294


  • eng

Conference Location

  • China