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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 127215, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/127215
Research Article

A Knotless Technique for Kidney Transplantation in the Mouse

1Division of Nephrology, Hannover Medical School, 30625 Hannover, Germany
2The Transplantation Center, Affiliated Hospital, Zunyi Medical College, Zunyi 563003, China
3Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA
4Division of Nephrology and Immunology, RWTH University of Aachen, 52062 Aachen, Germany
5Phenos GmbH, 30625 Hannover, Germany

Received 24 March 2012; Revised 29 May 2012; Accepted 31 May 2012

Academic Editor: Wojciech Rowiński

Copyright © 2012 Song Rong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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