Methods in renal research: Kidney transplantation in the rat

Xavier Tillou, Brian O. Howden, John Kanellis, David J. Nikolic-Paterson, Frank Y. Ma

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Kidney transplantation in small animals has been crucial in the development of anti-rejection therapies. While there is no substitute for a skilled microsurgeon, there are many aspects of the transplant procedure that can be modified to optimize the reproducibility and utility of the technique. This article provides a detailed description, including video recording, of orthotopic kidney transplantation in the rat. The key variables in the technique are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • arterial anastomosis
  • microsurgery
  • ureteric stent
  • venous anastomosis
  • video film

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