Age-Appropriateness of Porcine Models Used for Cell Transplantation

Shugo Tohyama, Eiji Kobayashi

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Pigs have traditionally been used for preclinical experiments, and body size-matching is important for cell therapy in animal models used for preclinical trials. It has been shown that the efficacy of the transplanted cells is dependent on the response of the host heart and the age of experimental pigs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-228
Number of pages5
JournalCell Transplantation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1


  • Stem cell
  • age
  • cell transplantation
  • myocardial infarction
  • pig

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cell Biology
  • Transplantation


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