Possible induction by blood transfusion of immunological tolerance against growth of transplanted tumors in mice.

T. Horimi, S. Kagawa, M. Ninomiya, E. Yoshida, S. Hiramatsu, K. Orita

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Abstract

That blood transfusions aid kidney graft survival is well known. Our data show that blood transfusions, except for the red blood cell component, promote growth of transplanted tumors in mice. These clinical and experimental observations suggest that blood transfusions may induce some immunological tolerance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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