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Curr Opin Immunol. 1998 Oct;10(5):507-12.

The use of antibodies against the IL-2 receptor in transplantation.

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National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA. tawald@helix.nih.gov

Abstract

Humanized monoclonal antibodies that recognize the alpha chain of the IL-2 receptor (e.g. daclizumab) have been used to prevent allograft rejection, since this chain is expressed by T cells participating in allograft rejection but not by resting T cells. In a randomized trial, when added to standard cyclosporin-based immunosuppression, daclizumab significantly reduced the frequency of acute rejection of renal transplants.

PMID:
9794841
DOI:
10.1016/s0952-7915(98)80215-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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