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Tanning before transplant: lancing the Langerhans cell

Ultraviolet radiation thwarts graft-versus-host disease in mice after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The treatment kills host Langerhans cells in the skin, which contribute to this deadly disease (pages 510–517).

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Emerson, S. Tanning before transplant: lancing the Langerhans cell. Nat Med 10, 451–452 (2004).

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