The state of being a genetic chimera.
- Parabiotic mice have been reported to produce stable blood chimerism across major histocompatibility barriers.
- Peripheral blood stem cell or bone marrow transplantation often leads to chimerism, wherein the patient possesses a mixed cell population.
- Consistent with our observations, Suratt and colleagues have reported chimerism in lungs using human lung samples after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
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