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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833558/a-highly-reproducible-cervical-cuff-technique-for-rat-to-mouse-heterotopic-heart-xenotransplantation
#1
Yaguang Li, Baiyi Xie, Maoshu Zhu, Xianguo Li, Feifei Du, Yanping Li, Minghui Li, Qian Yuan, Jianyu Hua, Mengjiao Xue, Zhenzhen Wang, Junjie Xia, Zhongquan Qi
Xenotransplantation is an effective way to solve the problem of donor shortage in clinical transplantation. However, clinical use of xenotransplantation is currently limited due to immunological challenges such as acute vascular rejection and cell-mediated rejection. To finally surpass this immunological barrier, more preclinical research is needed into the molecular mechanisms of rejection and the possible effects of new immunosuppressants. Our aim was to create a refined, highly reproducible protocol to establish the most suitable rat-to-mouse heterotopic heart transplantation model using the cuff technique...
August 19, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771838/human-regulatory-macrophages-are-potent-in-suppression-of-the-xenoimmune-response-via-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-involved-mechanism-s
#2
Fei Guo, Min Hu, Dandan Huang, Yuanfei Zhao, Benjamin Heng, Gilles Guillemin, Chai K Lim, Wayne J Hawthorne, Shounan Yi
BACKGROUND: For xenotransplantation to truly succeed, we must develop immunomodulatory strategies to suppress the xenoimmune response but by minimizing immunosuppression over the long term. Regulatory macrophages (Mreg) have been shown to suppress polyclonal T-cell proliferation in vitro and prolong allograft survival in vivo. However, the question of whether they are capable of suppressing xenoimmune responses remains unknown. This study assessed the potential of human Mreg to be used as an effective immunomodulatory method in xenotransplantation...
August 2, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748550/porcine-c-peptide-measurement-to-assess-graft-function-in-xenogeneic-porcine-islet-transplantation-editorial-commentary
#3
Henk-Jan Schuurman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731212/cross-validation-of-commercial-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-and-radioimmunoassay-for-porcine-c-peptide-concentration-measurements-in-non-human-primate-serum
#4
Sarah C Gresch, Lucas A Mutch, Jody L Janecek, Rebecca L Hegstad-Davies, Melanie L Graham
BACKGROUND: C-peptide concentration is widely used as a marker of insulin secretion and is especially relevant in evaluating islet graft function following transplantation, because its measurement is not confounded by the presence of exogenous insulin. To address the shortage of human islet donors, the use of porcine islets has been proposed as a possible solution and the stringent pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) model is often the most relevant for pre-clinical evaluation of the potential for diabetes reversal resulting from an islet xenograft...
July 21, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714241/cytokine-profiles-in-tibetan-macaques-following-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-knockout-pig-liver-xenotransplantation
#5
Zhuochao Zhang, Xiao Li, Hong Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Hui Chen, Dengke Pan, Hongchen Ji, Liang Zhou, Juan Ling, Jingshi Zhou, Shuqiang Yue, Desheng Wang, Zhaoxu Yang, Kaishan Tao, Kefeng Dou
BACKGROUND: Pig-to-nonhuman primate orthotopic liver xenotransplantation is often accompanied by thrombocytopenia and coagulation disorders. Furthermore, the release of cytokines can trigger cascade reactions of coagulation and immune attacks within transplant recipients. To better elucidate the process of inflammation in liver xenograft recipients, we utilized a modified heterotopic auxiliary liver xenotransplantation model for xeno-immunological research. We studied the cytokine profiles and the relationship between cytokine levels and xenograft function after liver xenotransplantation...
July 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891168/xenotransplantation-literature-update-july-august-2017
#6
Mohammed Ezelerab, Christopher Burlak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891167/abstracts
#7
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891166/david-j-g-white-phd-frcpath
#8
Emanuele Cozzi, Richard N Pierson, John Wallwork, David K C Cooper, Peter J Friend, Agnes Azimzadeh, Leo Buhler, Peter Cowan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718514/aldehyde-dehydrogenase-1-a1-regulates-energy-metabolism-in-adipocytes-from-different-species
#9
Kefeng Yang, Christopher Adin, Qiwen Shen, Ly James Lee, Lianbo Yu, Paolo Fadda, Arpad Samogyi, Kathleen Ham, Lu Xu, Chen Gilor, Ouliana Ziouzenkova
BACKGROUND: Survival and longevity of xenotransplants depend on immune function and ability to integrate energy metabolism between cells from different species. However, mechanisms for interspecies cross talk in energy metabolism are not well understood. White adipose tissue stores energy and is capable of mobilization and dissipation of energy as heat (thermogenesis) by adipocytes expressing uncoupling protein 1 (Ucp1). Both pathways are under the control of vitamin A metabolizing enzymes...
September 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782891/creation-of-chimeric-animals-by-blastocyst-complementation-editorial-commentary
#10
Léo Bühler, Henk-Jan Schuurman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741700/financial-aspects-of-organ-procurement-from-deceased-donors-in-the-usa-relevance-to-xenotransplantation
#11
REVIEW
Ryan J Saari, David K C Cooper
When clinical xenotransplantation is introduced, the costs associated with acquisition of a genetically engineered pig organ are as yet unknown. How will these costs compare with those currently associated with the acquisition of deceased human organs? An understanding of the financial aspects of deceased organ and tissue procurement in the USA is therefore worthwhile. We have therefore attempted to review certain economic aspects of non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide cadaveric organs and/or tissues for purposes of transplantation into patients with end-stage organ failure, cellular deficiencies, or in need of reconstructive procedures...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741697/xenotransplantation-literature-update-may-june-2017
#12
Eric M Walters, Karl Kerns, Christopher Burlak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736957/xenogeneic-chimera-generated-by-blastocyst-complementation-as-a-potential-unlimited-source-of-recipient-tailored-organs
#13
REVIEW
Graziano Oldani, Andrea Peloso, Stéphanie Lacotte, Raphael Meier, Christian Toso
Blastocyst complementation refers to the injection of cells into a blastocyst. The technology allows for the creation of chimeric animals, which have the potential to be used as an unlimited source of organ donors. Pluripotent stem cells could be generated from a patient in need of a transplantation and injected into a large animal blastocyst (potentially of a pig), leading to the creation of organ(s) allowing immunosuppression-free transplantation. Various chimera combinations have already been generated, but one of the most recent steps leads to the creation of human-pig chimeras, which could be studied at an embryo stage...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677148/newspaper-coverage-of-human-pig-chimera-research-a-qualitative-study-on-select-media-coverage-of-scientific-breakthrough
#14
Abena Hagan-Brown, Maddalena Favaretto, Pascal Borry
BACKGROUND: A recently published article in the journal Cell by scientists from the Salk Institute highlighted the successful integration of stem cells from humans in pig embryos. This marks the first step toward the goal of growing human organs in animals for transplantation. There has, to date, been no research performed on the presentation of this breakthrough in the media. We thus assessed early newspaper coverage of the chimera study, looking into the descriptions as well as the benefits and concerns raised by the study mentioned by newspaper sources...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623861/level-of-acceptance-of-islet-cell-and-kidney-xenotransplants-by-personnel-of-hospitals-with-and-without-experience-in-clinical-xenotransplantation
#15
Adrian Abalovich, Shinichi Matsumoto, Carlos J Wechsler, Mariana E Carulla, Martín E Siciliano, Daniel Sznaider, Joachim Denner, Robert B Elliott
BACKGROUND: Recently, significant progress in both safety and efficacy has been achieved in the field of xenotransplantation, as exemplified by results from the first clinical trials of porcine islet transplantation. It would be of interest to learn whether the attitude of the clinical staff involved in such trials changes as the trials are carried out in their own hospital. METHODS: One hundred and four clinical staff members from the Eva Peron Hospital of San Martin (Buenos Aires, Argentina) where clinical trials of islet xenotransplantation have been performed and 92 similar staff members from the Diego Thompson Hospital (Buenos Aires, Argentina) where no such xenotransplantation has been carried out participated in the study...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547819/the-impact-of-serum-incubation-time-on-igm-igg-binding-to-porcine-aortic-endothelial-cells
#16
Zhongqiang Zhang, Bingsi Gao, Chengjiang Zhao, Cassandra Long, Haizhi Qi, Mohamed Ezzelarab, David Kc Cooper, Hidetaka Hara
The results of the assay for measuring anti-non-Gal antibodies (which affect pig xenograft survival) in recipients are important. Serum incubation time and concentration may be important factors in the extent of antibody binding to the graft. The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the optimal incubation time and serum concentration for measuring anti-non-Gal antibody binding to porcine aortic endothelial cells (pAECs). Pooled human, naive, and sensitized baboon sera were incubated with wild-type, α1,3-galactosyltransferase gene-knockout (GTKO), and GTKO/human CD55 pAECs...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513004/effects-of-encapsulated-porcine-islets-on-glucose-and-c-peptide-concentrations-in-diabetic-nude-mice-6%C3%A2-months-after%C3%A2-intraperitoneal-transplantation
#17
Masuhiro Nishimura, Naho Iizuka, Yasutaka Fujita, Osamu Sawamoto, Shinichi Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: In patients with type 1 diabetes, allogeneic islet transplantation can provide normal HbA1c concentrations, but it requires immunosuppression. Transplanting encapsulated islets into the peritoneal cavity could reduce or eliminate the need for immunosuppression. One of the uncertain features of intraperitoneal islet transplantation is the difficulty of measuring C-peptide concentrations in peripheral blood, which is often used for the marker of islet function. We hypothesized that secreted C-peptide from intraperitoneally transplanted islets was mostly consumed in the peritoneal cavity, which resulted in low C-peptide concentrations in peripheral blood...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503733/long-term-safety-from-transmission-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-after-pig-to-non-human-primate-corneal-transplantation
#18
Hyuk Jin Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Jae Young Kim, Hyun Ju Lee, Won Ryang Wee, Mee Kum Kim, Eung Soo Hwang
BACKGROUND: The risk of xenozoonosis mainly by porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) has been considered as one of the main hurdles in xenotransplantation and therefore should be elucidated prior to the clinical use of porcine corneal grafts. Accordingly, an investigation was performed to analyze the infectivity of PERVs from porcine keratocytes to human cells, and the long-term risk of transmission of PERVs was determined using pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) corneal transplantation models...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474373/angiopoietin-1-and-angiopoietin-2-protect-porcine-iliac-endothelial-cells-from-human-antibody-mediated-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-through-phosphatidylinositide-3-kinase-akt-pathway-activation
#19
Hanchao Gao, Pengfei Chen, Ling Wei, Jia Xu, Lu Liu, Yanli Zhao, Hidetaka Hara, Dengke Pan, Zesong Li, David K C Cooper, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
Cytokines play crucial roles in inflammation, but their role in xenotransplantation remains elusive. We assessed the role of several cytokines using an in vitro model of human antibody-mediated complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC). Recombinant human angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) protected porcine iliac endothelial cells (PIECs) from human antibody-mediated CDC. Interestingly, human angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) had a similar protective effect on PIECs. By flow cytometry analysis, the extent of human IgM and IgG binding to PIECs did not decrease when PIECs were exposed to Ang-1/Ang-2...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444910/characterization-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-neonatal-and-adult-pig-pancreatic-islets
#20
Nizar I Mourad, Claire Crossan, Victoria Cruikshank, Linda Scobie, Pierre Gianello
BACKGROUND: Pig islets represent an alternative to the current modes of treatment for patients with diabetes. However, the concerns over pathogen transmission including that of PERV limit their immediate, widespread usage in humans. It has been previously demonstrated that PERV copy number and particularly expression levels can vary considerably between individuals and within different tissues of a single animal. In general, expression levels have been found to be particularly low in the pancreas compared to other porcine tissues suggesting a reduced risk associated with the use of this tissue...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
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