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Immunology What are the Immunoprivileged Organs and Tissues?

All of the following sites are immunoprivileged so that immunosuppressive therapy is not required during their allogenic transplantation except:
A. Cornea
B. Uterus
C. Testes
D. Ovaries
E. Brain
F. Thymus
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Cornea Testes Ovaries Brain =immunoprivileged.

it's either Uterus or Thymus.

I'm going with b) Uterus.
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i'm thinking of A) cornea...

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The question says "except".
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The question says "except".
does it apply to my answer.....i think i didnt get the question exactly...

i'm thinking of ovaries and cornea are immuneprivileged sites that require immunosuppression at times,depend on graft.......

if it is asking abt not an immuneprivileged site,then uterus would be the answer IMO......
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Immunoprivileged organs have no lymphatics................The answer is Ovaries.........all other stated tissues are immunoprivileged..........thanx.
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thanks for posting this
just to add fetus is also immunoprevileged
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All of the following sites are immunoprivileged so that immunosuppressive therapy is not required during their allogenic transplantation except:
A. Cornea
B. Uterus
C. Testes
D. Ovaries
E. Brain
F. Thymus
immunoprivileged organs- cornea, testes, brain, fetus and placenta
not sure about other options
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Immunoprivileged organs have no lymphatics................The answer is Ovaries.........all other stated tissues are immunoprivileged..........thanx.
Thanks for the question bro but I guess uterus isnt a immunepriviliged site. its Placenta to be more specific.
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Ok frens what about making a complete list of immunoprivileged sites:
1. Cornea
2. Brain
3. Thymus
4. Uterus
5. Testes
6. Placenta
7. Fetus
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i think its thymus ie site of b and t lymphocyte maturation
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i think its thymus ie site of b and t lymphocyte maturation
Answer is ovaries.
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