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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547819/the-impact-of-serum-incubation-time-on-igm-igg-binding-to-porcine-aortic-endothelial-cells
#1
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...
May 25, 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
#2
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...
May 16, 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
#3
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...
May 14, 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
#4
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...
May 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444910/characterization-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-neonatal-and-adult-pig-pancreatic-islets
#5
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...
April 26, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432704/human-galectin-9-on-the-porcine-cells-affects-the-cytotoxic-activity-of-m1-differentiated-thp-1-cells-through-inducing-a-shift-in-m2-differentiated-thp-1-cells
#6
Sung Han Jung, Jeong Ho Hwang, Sang Eun Kim, Young Kyu Kim, Hyo Chang Park, Hoon Taek Lee
BACKGROUND: In xenotransplantation, immune rejection by macrophages occurs rapidly and remains a major obstacle. Studies to control immune rejection in macrophages have been continuing to date. Recent studies have reported that human galectin-9 (hGal-9) can regulate the function of regulatory T cells (Treg), as well as cytotoxicity T cells (CTL) and natural killer cells (NK). Although the effect of hGal-9 on lymphocytes has been well studied, the relationship between hGal-9 and myeloid cells has been scarcely studied...
April 21, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432699/sensitive-methods-and-improved-screening-strategies-are-needed-for-the-detection-of-pig-viruses
#7
LETTER
Joachim Denner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417501/d-dimer-level-in-association-with-humoral-responses-negatively-correlates-with-survival-of-porcine-islet-grafts-in-non-human-primates-with-immunosuppression
#8
Hee Jung Kang, Haneulnari Lee, Eun Mi Park, Jong-Min Kim, Byoung-Hoon Min, Chung-Gyu Park
BACKGROUND: Several immunosuppression (IS) regimens achieve long-term graft survival in non-human primates (NHPs) after porcine islet transplantation (PITx), but their success rates vary. To understand the mechanism of graft loss, we investigated the relationships between graft survival and humoral or inflammatory responses for maintenance IS in NHPs after PITx. METHODS: Islets purified from adult wild-type pigs were intraportally transplanted into streptozotocin-induced diabetic rhesus monkeys...
April 18, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397982/generation-of-chimeric-minipigs-by-aggregating-4-to-8-cell-stage-blastomeres-from-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-with-the-tracing-of-enhanced-green-fluorescent-protein
#9
Huili Ji, Chuan Long, Chong Feng, Ningning Shi, Yingdi Jiang, Guomin Zeng, Xirui Li, Jingjing Wu, Lin Lu, Shengsheng Lu, Dengke Pan
BACKGROUND: Blastocyst complementation is an important technique for generating chimeric organs in organ-deficient pigs, which holds great promise for solving the problem of a shortage of organs for human transplantation procedures. Porcine chimeras have been generated using embryonic germ cells, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells; however, there are no authentic pluripotent stem cells for pigs. In previous studies, blastomeres from 4- to 8-cell-stage parthenogenetic embryos were able to generate chimeric fetuses efficiently, but the resulting fetuses did not produce live-born young...
April 11, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397308/improvement-of-isolated-caprine-islet-survival-and-functionality-in-vitro-by-enhancing-of-pdx1-gene-expression
#10
Homayoun Hani, Zeenathul Nazariah Allaudin, Mohd-Azmi Mohd-Lila, Kazhal Sarsaifi, Mina Rasouli, Yew Joon Tam, Tengku-Azmi Tengku-Ibrahim, Abas Mazni Othman
BACKGROUND: Dead islets replaced with viable islets are a promising offer to restore normal insulin production to a person with diabetes. The main reason for establishing a new islet source for transplantation is the insufficiency of human donor pancreas while using xenogeneic islets perhaps assists this problem. The expression of PDX1 is essential for the pancreas expansion. In mature β-cells, PDX1 has several critical roles such as glucose sensing, insulin synthesis, and insulin secretion...
April 11, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393447/anti-cd40-antibody-mediated-costimulation-blockade-promotes-long-term-survival-of-deep-lamellar-porcine-corneal-grafts-in-non-human-primates
#11
Jaeyoung Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Hyuk Jin Choi, Hyun Ju Lee, Hee Jung Kang, Chung-Gyu Park, Eung-Soo Hwang, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee
BACKGROUND: Corneal xenotransplantation is an effective solution for the shortage of human donor corneas, and the porcine cornea may be a suitable candidate for the donor cornea because of its optical similarity with humans. However, it is necessary to administer additional immunosuppressants to overcome antigenic differences. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of porcine corneas with anti-CD40 antibody-mediated costimulation blockade in a clinically applicable pig-to-non-human primate corneal xenotransplantation model...
April 10, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393401/the-potentiating-effect-of-htfpi-in-the-presence-of-hcd47-reduces-the-cytotoxicity-of-human-macrophages
#12
Sung Han Jung, Jeong Ho Hwang, Sang Eun Kim, Kim Young Kyu, Hyo Chang Park, Hoon Taek Lee
BACKGROUND: In pig-to-human xenotransplantation, hyperacute rejection of pig organs could be overcome by the production of α1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout pigs. However, macrophage-mediated acute rejection is another obstacle that needs to be overcome. Among the various candidate genes involved in acute rejection, CD47 inhibits monocyte/macrophage-mediated phagocytosis by identifying the CD47 signal regulatory protein alpha (SIRP-α) as self/non-self. Tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) is involved in the regulation of the coagulation pathway and is able to bind to another ligand of CD47, thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1)...
April 10, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386960/xenotransplantation-literature-update-january-february-2017
#13
Karl Kerns, AnAn Hua, Christopher Burlak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303603/human-il-6-il-17-il-1%C3%AE-and-tnf-%C3%AE-differently-regulate-the-expression-of-pro-inflammatory-related-genes-tissue-factor-and-swine-leukocyte-antigen-class-i-in-porcine-aortic-endothelial-cells
#14
Hanchao Gao, Lu Liu, Yanli Zhao, Hidetaka Hara, Pengfei Chen, Jia Xu, Jia Tang, Ling Wei, Zesong Li, David K C Cooper, Zhiming Cai, Lisha Mou
BACKGROUND: Pro-inflammatory cytokines play important pathological effects in various diseases and allotransplantation; however, their pathological role in xenotransplantation remains elusive. In pig-to-human cell or organ transplantation, whether porcine cells or organs are activated by human cytokines or not as an important question needs to be investigated. METHODS: We investigated the effect of human IL-6, IFN-γ, IL-17, IL-1β, and TNF-α in xenotransplantation using several in vitro models and porcine aortic endothelial cells (PAECs) as target cells...
March 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261903/testing-of-microencapsulated-porcine-hepatocytes-in-a-new-model-of-fulminant-liver-failure-in-baboons
#15
Zurab Machaidze, Heidi Yeh, Lingling Wei, Christian Schuetz, Michele Carvello, Antonino Sgroi, Rex N Smith, Henk-Jan Schuurman, David H Sachs, Philippe Morel, James F Markmann, Léo H Bühler
BACKGROUND: There is no standard therapy for acute liver failure. Hepatocyte transplantation has been proposed for temporary liver function support, while the injured liver regenerates or while waiting for transplantation. We have previously shown such efficacy for microencapsulated porcine hepatocytes in mice with fulminant liver failure. We aimed to establish a large animal model for fulminant liver failure to assess the efficacy of microencapsulated porcine hepatocytes in temporary liver function support...
March 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261878/hemodynamic-and-perioperative-management-in-two-different-preclinical-pig-to-baboon-cardiac-xenotransplantation-models
#16
Tanja Mayr, Andreas Bauer, Bruno Reichart, Sonja Guethoff, Uwe Schoenmann, Matthias Längin, Alessandro Panelli, Alexander Kind, Paolo Brenner, Jan-Michael Abicht
BACKGROUND: The perioperative phase of preclinical cardiac xenotransplantations significantly affects the experimental outcome. Moderate or even severe hemodynamic and respiratory impairment occurs frequently in baboons after receiving a cardiac transplant. The perioperative management of such postoperative instability is very demanding, especially in the experimental setting. We compared perioperative changes of hemodynamic and laboratory findings during orthotopic and heterotopic thoracic cardiac xenotransplantations and describe our monitoring, treatment and intensive care...
March 5, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258595/transgenic-expression-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-e-attenuates-galko-hcd46-porcine-lung-xenograft-injury
#17
Christopher T Laird, Lars Burdorf, Beth M French, Natalia Kubicki, Xiangfei Cheng, Gheorghe Braileanu, Wenji Sun, Natalie A O'Neill, Arielle Cimeno, Dawn Parsell, Edward So, Andrea Bähr, Nikolai Klymiuk, Carol J Phelps, David Ayares, Agnes M Azimzadeh, Richard N Pierson
BACKGROUND: Lung xenografts remain susceptible to loss of vascular barrier function within hours in spite of significant incremental advances based on genetic engineering to remove the Gal 1,3-αGal antigen (GalTKO) and express human membrane cofactor protein (hCD46). Natural killer cells rapidly disappear from the blood during perfusion of GalTKO.hCD46 porcine lungs with human blood and presumably are sequestered within the lung vasculature. Here we asked whether porcine expression of the human NK cell inhibitory ligand HLA-E and β2 microglobulin inhibits GalTKO...
March 3, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258588/gastrostomy-tube-placement-for-long-term-oral-drug-administration-in-non-human-primates
#18
Jong-Min Kim, Jun-Seop Shin, Byoung-Hoon Min, Jung-Sik Kim, Il-Hee Yoon, Won-Young Jeong, Ga-Eul Lee, Min-Sun Kim, Ju-Eun Kim, Chung-Gyu Park
BACKGROUND: Non-human primates (NHPs) are often used as recipients in preclinical transplantation research that in most cases involves administration of various drugs including immunosuppressants. Long-term oral drug administration, particularly tacrolimus, is challenging in the transplant recipient NHPs. Oral drug administration method using the mixture of drug and fruit juice has been used in NHPs, but this is not always effective in all monkeys. To those monkeys who are poorly compliant, oral drug administration in restraint or administration using gastrostomy tube should be necessary...
March 3, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421681/early-clinical-xenotransplantation-experiences-an-interview-with-thomas-e-starzl-md-phd
#19
REVIEW
David K C Cooper
Dr Thomas E. Starzl, who died on March 4, 2017, was one of the great pioneers of organ transplantation. He was also a pioneer in the field of xenotransplantation. In 1964, he carried out baboon kidney transplants in six patients with terminal renal disease for whom no living or deceased donor became available; graft survival was for 19-60 days, the grafts being lost largely through continuous complement activation. Between 1966 and 1974, he carried out one ex vivo liver perfusion and three orthotopic liver transplants using chimpanzees as sources of organs; graft survival was for <14 days...
March 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421680/thomas-e-starzl-md-phd-1926-2017
#20
David K C Cooper, A Joseph Tector
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Xenotransplantation
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