Organ Transplant Questions - 1 Which organs are able to be transplanted Heart lung small intestine pancreas liver kidneys cornea cartilage and bone

Organ Transplant Questions - 1 Which organs are able to be...

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1. Which organs are able to be transplanted? Heart, lung, small intestine, pancreas, liver, kidneys, cornea, cartilage, and bone marrow 2. What is the rejection in a bone marrow transplant recipient called? Graft versus host disease 3. What is the target of rejection in graft vs. host disease? The recipient’s own cells; any cell with HLA 4. What is the target of rejection in solid organ transplantation? Only the transplanted organ 5. What is the process of rejection (in basic terms)? An immune response to the transplanted organ; most commonly T-cell mediated. 6. What does HLA stand for? Human leukocyte antigen 7. What is the HLA system made up of? Proteins called HLA antigens 8. What are histocompatibility genes? They are responsible for coding HLA antigens (proteins) and are located on chromosome 6. 9. What is the location of the histocompatibility genes is known as what? The major histocompatibility complex 10. Why is tissue typing done prior to most transplants? To identify the HLA of
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