I read somewhere that recently some people are trying to use harmless bacteria that live symbiotically in humans to express some portions of antigens of the harmful ones. Some people have raised concern that continuous exposure to the same antigen may lead to adaptibility of immune system to that epitope and render it useless when the germ actually comes.
Can't we use the same procedure for exposing some parts of MHC of the donor to the recipient before transplantation, so that, by the time the real transplant is done it may become adapted ? How much time would it take for this to occur ?
I can already see one drawback : In emergency transplants, this can not be used due to time factor. Can you see any other drawbacks ?