Protecting the host naturally

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A new approach to hematopoietic cell transplantation in people seems to lessen the incidence of a serious complication, acute graft-versus-host disease.

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Figure 1: In animal models, conditioning with total lymphoid irradiation and antithymocyte globulin led to marked depletion of 'conventional' T cells in the lymphoid tissues, with enrichment for NKT cells, which are relatively radioresistant.

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Sykes, M., Spitzer, T. Protecting the host naturally. Nat Med 11, 1164–1165 (2005) doi:10.1038/nm1105-1164

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