Experts have discovered a group of lymphocytes that are responsible for the acceptance or rejection of a transplanted organ. These were installed in the monitoring of patients undergoing kidney transplantation or bone marrow. Analysis of blood for the study, researchers made after 6, 12 and 18 months after surgery.
In the standards of medical care with organ transplants includes immunosuppressive therapy for eight months. Scientists have discovered a pattern. Once the body begins to "be accepted" by the body, in the blood decreased the number of T-lymphocytes. These cells are responsible for the control of alien agents than is the transplanted organ.
The discovery will help doctors in the prediction of success in transplants of internal organs, says Science Translational Medicine.