Cryo-Immunology: Surgical Approach and Thermal Regimen for Freezing the Elements of the Male Rabbit Reproductive System

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E. Zappi, S. Shulman

Department of Microbiology, New York Medical College, New York, N. Y.

J. Heat Transfer 94(2), 129-132 (May 01, 1972) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3449881 History: Received August 17, 1970; Revised April 05, 1971; Online August 11, 2010


The destructive freezing of living tissue often stimulates the host animal to produce antibodies against its own tissue. This phenomenon, the expression of an autoimmune process, is currently employed in this laboratory for exploring the antigenic properties of the male rabbit reproductive system. In this paper, the anatomic features of this reproductive system are briefly described. Details are offered of the surgical techniques used to approach these organs, and of the thermal regimes used in the destructive freezing of the target tissues.

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