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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128394/t-cell-depletion-effects-of-low-dose-antithymocyte-globulin-for-gvhd-prophylaxis-in-hla-matched-allogeneic-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation
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Souichi Shiratori, Mizuha Kosugi-Kanaya, Eiko Hayase, Kohei Okada, Hideki Goto, Junichi Sugita, Masahiro Onozawa, Masao Nakagawa, Kaoru Kahata, Daigo Hashimoto, Tomoyuki Endo, Takeshi Kondo, Takanori Teshima
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November 8, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101003/fatal-accelerated-rejection-with-a-prominent-natural-killer-cell-infiltrate-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient-with-peripartum-cardiomyopathy
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Ali Javaheri, Amber R Wang, Eline Luning Prak, Priti Lal, Lee R Goldberg, Malek Kamoun
Accelerated rejection is uncommon after cardiac transplantation. The mechanism is hypothesized to be mediated by cytotoxic T cells and anti-HLA antibodies resulting from a memory response to the donor allograft in sensitized patients. A role for Natural Killer (NK) cell in cellular rejection has also been suggested. We report a case of fulminant accelerated rejection in a heart transplant recipient, with a history of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPMC). The patient had no pre-transplant donor specific antibody and flow cytometric T and B cell crossmatches were negative...
October 31, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988984/prevention-of-chronic-renal-allograft-rejection-by-as2553627-a-novel-jak-inhibitor-in-a-rat-transplantation-model
#3
Koji Nakamura, Yuka Kawato, Yoko Kaneko, Kaori Hanaoka, Kaori Kubo, Tomonori Nakanishi, Masashi Maeda, Hidehiko Fukahori, Misato Ito, Takahisa Noto, Masamichi Inami, Jun Hirose, Tatsuaki Morokata
BACKGROUND: Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors are thought to be promising candidates to aid renal transplantation. However, the effectiveness of JAK inhibitors against features of chronic rejection, including interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy (IF/TA) and glomerulosclerosis, has not been elucidated. Here, we investigated the effect of AS2553627, a novel JAK inhibitor, on the development of chronic rejection in rat renal transplantation. METHODS: Lewis (LEW) to Brown Norway (BN) rat renal transplantation was performed...
October 5, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974434/graft-immunologic-events-in-deceased-donor-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-preformed-hla-donor-specific-antibodies
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Xicohténcatl Ixtlapale-Carmona, Adriana Arvizu, Adrian De-Santiago, Norma González-Tableros, Mayra López, Natalia Castelán, Lluvia A Marino, Norma O Uribe-Uribe, Alan G Contreras, Mario Vilatobá, Luis E Morales-Buenrostro, Josefina Alberú
INTRODUCTION: Pretransplant donor-specific HLA alloantibodies detected with the Single Antigen Bead (SAB) assay reflect an increased risk for acute antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). We herein report the incidence of both acute AMR and acute cellular rejection (ACR) during the first year posttransplantation, in a cohort of kidney transplant recipients (KTR) of deceased donor (DD) grafts, according to their DSA status. Pretransplant DSA do not preclude DD-KT in negative CDC-XM recipients at our center...
September 30, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974433/impact-of-immunosuppressive-drugs-on-circulating-tfh-cells-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-pilot-study
#5
Ya Mei Li, Yi Li, Yun Ying Shi, Lin Yan, Xiao Juan Wu, Jiang Tao Tang, Yang Juan Bai, Lan Lan Wang
BACKGROUND: T follicular helper cells (Tfh) are recently revealed to be vital in antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). However, the impact of immunosuppressive drugs on Tfh cells is not fully understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the variation of Tfh cells phenotypically and functionally in KTRs treated with different immunosuppression regimens. METHODS: We recruited 26 KTRs treated with tacrolimus (TAC) -based regimen, 13 with sirolimus (SRL) -based regimen and 10 healthy controls (HC) in this study...
September 30, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951259/chimerism-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-its-correlation-with-the-clinical-outcome
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Hala Gabr, Ilham Youssry, Yasmin El-Ansary, Ghada Mosallam, Nermine Magdi Riad, Mariam Onsy F Hanna
Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only hope to cure many inherited and acquired hematological disorders in children. Monitoring of chimerism helps to predict the post-transplantation events, with the intention to enhance the long-term disease free survival (DFS). The study aimed to investigate the importance of early chimerism detection to predict the clinical outcome following HSCT. The study included nine recipients (six β-thalassemia and three severe aplastic anemia patients) and their 10/10 HLA identical sibling donors...
September 23, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951258/ibrutinib-suppresses-alloantibody-responses-in-a-mouse-model-of-allosensitization
#7
Irene Kim, Gordon Wu, Ning-Ning Chai, Andrew S Klein, Stanley Jordan
BACKGROUND: Ibrutinib is a Bruton's tyrosine Kinase (BTK) antagonist that inhibits B cell receptor (BCR) signaling. Complete BTK deficiency is associated with absence of B-cells. Ibrutinb is currently approved by FDA for treatment of B-cell malignancies, including Waldenström macroglobulinaemia. We recently carried out studies to determine if ibrutinib could modify alloantibody responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A mouse model of allogenic sensitization using a C57BL/6 mouse as the recipient of a skin allograft from an HLA-A2 transgenic mouse was utilized to examine the effects of ibrutinib on alloantibody responses and B cell effector functions...
September 23, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941751/immune-reconstitution-with-two-different-rabbit-polyclonal-anti-thymocytes-globulins
#8
Jamal Bamoulid, Thomas Crepin, Emilie Gaiffe, Caroline Laheurte, Bruno Moulin, Luc Frimat, Philippe Rieu, Christiane Mousson, Antoine Durrbach, Anne-Elisabeth Heng, Jean-Michel Rebibou, Philippe Saas, Cécile Courivaud, Didier Ducloux
Broad T cell depletion by polyclonal anti-thymocyte globulins (ATG) has been used for many years as a part of immunosuppressive treatment in transplantation. Currently, two different ATG are used in clinical practice, Thymoglobulin and Grafalon. Due to differences in the immunization source, these products contain different specificities and quantity of antibodies. These differences may have clinical consequences. We conducted a nested study in a large prospective multicentric cohort of kidney transplant to determine whether Grafalon-treated and Thymoglobulin-treated patients experience different lymphocyte reconstitution and clinical outcomes...
September 20, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911876/immunoglobulin-isotype-switching-of-antibodies-to-vimentin-is-associated-with-development-of-transplant-glomerulopathy-following-human-renal-transplantation
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Muthukumar Gunasekaran, Thin Thin Maw, Rowena Delos Santos, Surendra Shenoy, Jason Wellen, T Mohanakumar
BACKGROUND: Immune responses to tissue-restricted self-antigens are thought to play a role in chronic rejection after solid organ transplantation. De novo development of antibodies (Abs) to vimentin have been reported to be associated with interstitial fibrosis/tubular atrophy after kidney transplant, and it has been suggested that immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin may occur during this process. We aimed to determine the correlation between immunoglobulin isotype switching of Abs to vimentin and development of transplant glomerulopathy (TG) after kidney transplant, and to determine whether citrullinated modification of vimentin is required for de novo anti-vimentin development...
September 11, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870639/migratory-properties-of-ex-vivo-expanded-regulatory-t-cells-influence-of-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-rapamycin
#10
J L Beermann, C T Thiesler, U Dringenberg, C Alter, S Kuhs, S Velaga, S N Ukena, A Franzke
Adoptively transferred regulatory T-cells represent a promising therapeutic approach for tolerance induction in autoimmunity and transplantation medicine. However, a major hurdle for clinical application is the manufacturing of sufficient Treg cell numbers with respect to the low frequency of naturally occurring Tregs in the peripheral blood. Therefore, ex vivo large-scale expansion is mandatory for most of the clinical conditions. Besides the Treg cell number other parameters of the cell product are of high relevance for safe and efficient clinical Treg cell application like Treg cell purity, suppressive capacity and genetic stability of the Treg cell phenotype...
September 1, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867309/b-cell-activating-factor-baff-reflects-patients-immunological-risk-profile-after-kidney-transplantation
#11
A Schuster, B Jung, J Hofbauer, L Kühne, D Zecher, B Banas, T Bergler
The B-cell activating factor BAFF plays an important role in the development and maturation of B-lymphocytes, which can contribute to the generation of donor-specific antibodies and thus may influence graft function and graft survival. Inconsistent data on the role of BAFF levels after renal transplantation for the formation of donor-specific antibodies and the contribution for allograft rejection exist. The aim of the current study was to determine to what extent the degree of pre-immunization is reflected by each patient's BAFF levels before transplantation and in the follow-up...
September 1, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778713/adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-liver-regeneration-and-suppress-rejection-in-small-for-size-liver-allograft
#12
Wei Gao, Luzhou Zhang, Yanyan Zhang, Chao Sun, Xiaobo Chen, Yuliang Wang
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs) possess a liver regeneration capacity and immunosuppressive activity and hold promise in autologous cell-based technology. This study aimed to determine whether autologous ADSCs can improve outcomes in the rat reduced size liver transplantation model. Allogeneic 50% orthotopic liver transplantation followed by administration of autologous ADSCs delivered into the portal vein system was conducted in LEW donor rats and BN recipient rats with phosphate buffered solution (PBS) infusion used as the control...
December 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802588/t-cell-costimulation-blockade-promotes-transplantation-tolerance-in-combination-with-sirolimus-and-post-transplantation-cyclophosphamide-for-haploidentical-transplantation-in-children-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
#13
Sarita Rani Jaiswal, Prakash Bhakuni, Shamsuz Zaman, Satish Bansal, Priyanka Bharadwaj, Sneh Bhargava, Suparno Chakrabarti
We conducted a pilot study employing extended T cell costimulation blockade (COSBL) with Abatacept along with sirolimus and post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (PTCy) in 10 patients (median age 12) with severe aplastic anemia (SAA). Nine patients engrafted in the COSBL group, compared to all 10 patients (median 14 vs 13days) treated on PTCy protocols without abatacept (CONTROL group). The incidence of acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was 10.5% in the COSBL group compared to 50% in the CONTROL group (p=0...
August 9, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802587/pre-transplant-infusion-of-donor-derived-dendritic-cells-maintained-at-the-immature-stage-by-sinomenine-increases-splenic-foxp3-tregs-in-recipient-rats-after-renal-allotransplantation
#14
Lian Li, Zhigang Luo, Zhe Song, Liwen Zheng, Tuo Chen
OBJECTIVE: The immunosuppressive mechanism of sinomenine in organ allotransplantation was investigated, especially its effect of blocking dendritic cell (DC) maturation, which might influence the frequency of regulatory T cells (Tregs). METHODS: Bone marrow cells from male donor Wistar rats were induced to differentiate into DCs in vitro in the presence or absence of sinomenine, and characterized by flow cytometry. These two groups of DCs were respectively injected into male recipient Sprague-Dawley rats via the tail vein, at both high and low doses...
August 9, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797737/nkt-cells-are-important-mediators-of-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#15
James A Richards, Stephen J Wigmore, Stephen M Anderton, Sarah E M Howie
INTRODUCTION: IRI results from the interruption then reinstatement of an organ's blood supply, and this poses a significant problem in liver transplantation and resectional surgery. In this paper, we explore the role T cells play in the pathogenesis of this injury. MATERIALS & METHODS: We used an in vivo murine model of warm partial hepatic IRI, genetically-modified mice, in vivo antibody depletion, adoptive cell transfer and flow cytometry to determine which lymphocyte subsets contribute to pathology...
August 7, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782692/deleterious-impact-of-c3d-binding-donor-specific-anti-hla-antibodies-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#16
Eduardo Couchonnal, Christine Rivet, Stéphanie Ducreux, Jérôme Dumortier, Alexie Bosch, Olivier Boillot, Sophie Collardeau-Frachon, Rémi Dubois, Valérie Hervieu, Patrice André, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Alain Lachaux, Valérie Dubois, Olivier Guillaud
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical impact of anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSA) after liver transplantation (LT) have not been extensively studied, especially in pediatric population. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study included 100 patients who underwent a first LT in childhood. Anti HLA immunization study was performed at a single time point during routine follow-up using Luminex® single antigen tests with classical anti-IgG conjugate and anti-C3d conjugate...
August 3, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757398/high-expression-of-tim-3-and-kim-1-in-blood-and-urine-of-renal-allograft-rejection-patients
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Sanaz Keshavarz Shahbaz, Fatemeh Pourrezagholi, Mehri Barabadi, Farshad Foroughi, Morteza Hosseinzadeh, Pedram Ahmadpoor, Mohesn Nafar, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Aliakbar Amirzargar
BACKGROUND: T cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (TIM-3) is involved in alloimmune and autoimmune responses, as well as tolerance induction in kidney transplantation. Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) is highly expressed in epithelial cells of the injured proximal tubule. In this study, we have investigated both urinary and blood TIM-3 mRNA expressions, urinary KIM-1 mRNA expression, and urinary and serum KIM-1 proteins in renal allograft recipients diagnosed with acute allograft rejection (AR) and chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD), as well as those with well-functioning transplants (WFG)...
July 27, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757397/low-utility-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d3-and-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-in-predicting-peripheral-treg-and-th17-cell-counts-in-esrd-and-renal-transplant-patients
#18
Mostafa G Aly, Li Zhu, Rolf Weimer, Gerhard Opelz, Christian Morath, Ruben Kuon, Mohammed Tohamy, Gamal Saadi, Mona Soliman, Walaa Ibrahim, Volker Daniel
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D has shown an immune-modulatory effect in different studies. Vitamin D stimulates Tregs and inhibits Th17 cells. The immune-modulatory role of vitamin D in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal transplant patients is unclear. We measured whether different serum levels of vitamin D were associated with an increased or decreased presence of lymphocyte subsets including Treg and Th17 cells in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Eighty-seven renal transplant recipients and 53 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients were enrolled in this study...
July 27, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716663/time-course-of-plasma-inflammatory-mediators-in-a-rat-model-of-brain-death
#19
Majid Esmaeilzadeh, Mahmoud Sadeghi, Roland Galmbacher, Volker Daniel, Jürgen Knapp, Hans E Heissler, Joachim K Krauss, Arianeb Mehrabi
BACKGROUND: Brain death (BD) is a donor-associated risk factor that negatively affects transplantation outcome. The inflammation associated with BD appears to have a negative effect on organ quality. Complement activation, apoptosis, and pro-inflammatory cytokine and chemokine expression are significantly increased after BD. To better understand this process, we investigated plasma chemokine and cytokine levels for 8h after BD in a rodent model. METHODS: Thirteen healthy adult male Sprague Dawley rats were intubated and mechanically ventilated...
July 15, 2017: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687251/associations-between-acute-gvhd-related-biomarkers-and-endothelial-cell-activation-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Shosaku Nomura, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Shinya Fujita, Aya Nakaya, Atsushi Satake, Tomoki Ito
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can cause serious transplant-related complications such as graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Acute GVHD (aGVHD) has been diagnosed by clinical manifestations, laboratory data and pathological effects until now, but recently the discovery of specific biomarkers such as suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2), elafin and regenerating islet-derived 3α (REG3α) is challenging this approach. METHODS: We investigated the expression of aGVHD-related markers (regulated on activation normal T-cell expressed and secretes: RANTES, elafin, REG3α and ST2) and endothelial cell activation markers (soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule: sVCAM-1 and plasminogen activator inhibitor: PAI-1) in patients undergoing allogeneic HSCT...
July 5, 2017: Transplant Immunology
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