Handbook of Animal Models in Transplantation Research

Handbook of Animal Models in Transplantation Research is a new surgical handbook that provides detailed information concerning the transplantation of a variety of tissues in experimental animals. The text provides a practical guide for experienced investigators to develop new surgical transplantation models for application in a laboratory setting. Each chapter gives consistent descriptions of the anatomical considerations, the surgical model, and potential applications of the procedure. The organ systems covered include the heart and/or lung, liver, small bowel, kidneys, and bone marrow. The species selected for representation of each experimental model is based upon the usefulness and frequency of the model for studies in transplantation research. This book is important for all experimental surgeons, transplantation biologists, and students of surgical research.