Shuji Miyagawa

Osaka UniversityJapan

Dr. Shuji Miyagawa is an associate professor of Surgery at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. After graduating at Hokkaido University Medical School, he finished clinical training in the first Department of Surgery, Osaka University Medical School. He obtained his PhD degree in transplantation immunology from the same university in 1989. Dr. Shuji Miyagawa worked at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston as a research associate from 1988 to 1990. He became an assistant professor in 1995 and associate professor at Osaka University in 1998. His works have been presented in numerous international meetings, especially International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA), and he is now a councilor of IXA and the president of Japanese Xenotransplantation Association (JXA).

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Accompanied by the advent of animal cloning, the technique of nuclear transfer produced alpha1,3-galactosyltransferase-knockout (Gal-KO) pigs in many institutes, including the ones in Japan, at the beginning of 21st Century. In addition, the controversy of the risks of PERV has gradually minimized, because of the fact that there are no cases of PERV infections reported in humans. Furthermore, a large clinical wave for islet allotransplantation resumed the interest of xenotransplantation, especially porcine islet transplantation and some exceptions. Clinical trials were done in many countries so far, such as Sweden, China, Mexico, USA (Inventory of Human Xenotransplantation Practices - IXA and HUG in collaboration with WHO). In addition, a new clinical trial was approved by the government, and resumed the porcine islet transplantation research in New Zealand two years ago.

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