Morphological Features of the Porcine Lacrimal Gland and Its Compatibility for Human Lacrimal Gland Xenografting

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Henker, Robert ; Scholz, Michael ; Gaffling, Simone ; Asano, Nagayoshi ; Hampel, Ulrike ; Garreis, Fabian ; Hornegger, Joachim ; Paulsen, Friedrich (2013)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: volume 8, issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3771908, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074046
  • Subject: Q | R | Research Article | Science | Medicine | Medizinische Fakultät | -
    • ddc: ddc:610
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic system

In this study, we present first data concerning the anatomical structure, blood supply and location of the lacrimal gland of the pig. Our data indicate that the porcine lacrimal gland may serve as a potential xenograft candidate in humans or as an animal model for engin... View more
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