Generation of porcine transgenic cell line targeting heart-specific gene expression for xenotransplantation

Principal Investigator:

Kichoon Lee, Animal Sciences


Rural Development Administration of the Republic of Korea





The primary impact of this project will be the identification of a new set of heart specific genes in pigs and use of their promoters for the expression of target genes in the proposed transgenic pigs to provide an excellent source of immuno-compatible heart for xenotransplantation.