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Byung Ha Chung, Jeong Ho Kim, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Ji-Il Kim, In Sung Moon, Yong-Soo Kim, Yeong Jin Choi, Eun-Jee Oh, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: This study investigated the clinical significance of detecting anti-human leukocyte antigen-donor specific antibody (HLA-DSA) in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) requiring indication biopsy owing to allograft dysfunction. Methods: We analyzed the presence of HLA-DSA in 210 KTRs who took indication biopsy. We divided these cases into two groups, HLA-DSA (+) (n = 52) and HLA-DSA (-) (n = 158) group, and compared the clinical characteristics, pathological findings, and clinical outcomes of the two groups...
October 20, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
Fang Wang, Zebin Weng, Cunyu Li, Guoping Peng
Adverse reactions of injectable drugs usually occur at first administration and are closely associated with the dosage and speed of injection. This phenomenon is correlated with the anaphylactoid reaction. However, up to now, study methods based on antigen detection have still not gained wide acceptance and single physiological indicators cannot be utilized to differentiate anaphylactoid reactions from allergic reactions and inflammatory reactions. In this study, a reliable method for the evaluation of anaphylactoid reactions caused by injectable drugs was established by using multiple physiological indicators...
October 12, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
Isabella Guzzo, Federica Morolli, Francesca Diomedi Camassei, Antonina Piazza, Elvira Poggi, Luca Dello Strologo
BACKGROUND: Several cases of severe antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) secondary to antibodies against the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R-Ab) have been described with variable outcome. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We report the case of a 13-year-old boy whose first kidney transplant failed due to steroid-resistant acute cellular rejection, with the subsequent development of sensitization. He received a second kidney transplant which was complicated by early humoral rejection, with weakly positive staining for the complement degradation product C4d...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Ryo Ishida, Akira Shimizu, Takashi Kitani, Mayumi Nakata, Noriyoshi Ota, Hiroshi Kado, Yayoi Shiotsu, Mami Ishida, Keiichi Tamagaki
A 30-year-old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) derived from her HLA-matched sister six years previously. She received preconditioning total body irradiation with renal shielding and was subsequently administered cyclosporin A (CyA) as prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Four months after HSCT, asymptomatic proteinuria and glomerular hematuria developed during CyA tapering without obvious extrarenal involvements of GVHD, and persisted for six years...
2016: Internal Medicine
André Struglics, Marcin Okroj, Per Swärd, Richard Frobell, Tore Saxne, L Stefan Lohmander, Anna M Blom
BACKGROUND: The complement system is suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis (OA), and proinflammatory cytokines may play a role in OA development by inducing proteases. The association between complement factors, cytokines and OA has not been investigated. The aim of the present study was to explore the involvement of the complement system after knee trauma and in OA. METHODS: C4d, C3bBbP and soluble terminal complement complex (sTCC) resulting from complement activation were immunoassayed in synovial fluid from subjects with healthy knees (reference), OA, rheumatoid arthritis (RA; positive control), pyrophosphate arthritis (PPA; positive control) and knee injury; other biomarkers were previously assessed...
October 6, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
Pierre-Olivier Delpech, Raphael Thuillier, Thibault SaintYves, Jerome Danion, Sylvain Le Pape, Edwin S van Amersfoort, Beatrijs Oortwijn, Gilles Blancho, Thierry Hauet
BACKGROUND: Ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) induced immune response is a critical issue in transplantation. Complement and contact system activation are among its key mechanisms. STUDY DESIGN: We investigated the benefits of pre-reperfusion treatment with recombinant human C1INH (rhC1INH), inhibitor of both complement and contact activation, in a pig model of kidney autotransplantation, subjecting the organ to 60 min warm ischemia prior to 24 h static preservation to maximize damage...
2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
Wenjing Cao, Huy P Pham, Lance A Williams, Jenny McDaniel, Rance C Siniard, Robin G Lorenz, Marisa B Marques, X Long Zheng
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is primarily caused by deficiency of plasma ADAMTS13 activity resulting from autoantibodies against ADAMTS13. However, ADAMTS13 deficiency alone is often not sufficient to cause acute thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. Infections or systemic inflammation may precede acute bursts of the disease but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, 52 patients with acquired idiopathic thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and 30 blood donor controls were recruited for the study...
August 4, 2016: Haematologica
Jiqiu Wen, Kenan Xie, Mingchao Zhang, Jinsong Chen, Jiong Zhang, Dongrui Cheng, Xue Li, Shuming Ji, Zhihong Liu
Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) is known to be associated with antibodies acting on the M-type phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) of the podocyte. However, the mechanism underlying de novo membranous nephropathy (dn MN) posttransplantation remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the mechanism underlying dn MN.We selected 8 cases with dn MN and compared them to 20 IMN cases. Fifteen cases of stable grafts were selected as controls.Several differences between the dn MN group and the IMN group were detected...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Maiko Kikuchi, Masanobu Nakajima, Hiroto Muroi, Masakazu Takahashi, Jun Itoh, Satoru Yamaguchi, Kinro Sasaki, Hiroyuki Kato
BACKGROUND/AIM: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most difficult malignancies to cure. C4d is a degradation product of the classical complement pathway and is suggested as an early diagnostic marker for other SCCs. The purpose of this study was to clarify the association of complement C4d with ESCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemical staining for C4d was performed on surgical specimens obtained from 114 patients with ESCC. RESULTS: Positive C4d expression was observed in 70 (61...
September 2016: Anticancer Research
Camilla Melin Fürst, Emma Åhrman, Klas Bratteby, Sofia Waldemarson, Johan Malmström, Anna M Blom
Joint diseases are often characterized by inflammatory processes that result in pathological changes in joint tissues, including cartilage degradation and release of components into the synovial fluid. The complement system plays a central role in promoting the inflammation. Because several cartilage proteins are known to interact with complement, causing either activation or inhibition of the system, we aimed to investigate these interactions comprehensively. Bovine cartilage explants were cultured with IL-1α to induce cartilage degradation, followed by incubation with human serum...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Laura J Wozniak, Bita V Naini, Michelle J Hickey, Sarathi Bhattacharyya, Elaine F Reed, Ronald W Busuttil, Douglas G Farmer, Jorge H Vargas, Robert S Venick, Sue V McDiarmid
Acute AMR is well reported following ABO-incompatible LTx. However, it remains uncommon in ABO-compatible LTx. It typically presents with graft dysfunction ≤2 weeks post-LTx and is often associated with graft loss. We report the clinical presentation, treatment regimen, and outcome of six pediatric LTx recipients diagnosed with early acute AMR based on (i) clinical signs of graft dysfunction, (ii) histopathology indicative of acute injury ± C4d staining, and (iii) presence of HLA DSA. All patients developed elevated ALT and GGT ≤ 45 days post-LTx...
September 5, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Nirupama Gupta, Dara N Wakefield, William L Clapp, Eduardo H Garin
BACKGROUND: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN type I, II and III) was reclassified in 2013 as MPGN and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) based on the complement system activation mechanism. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether C4d, a component of the classical pathway, could be a diagnostic tool in differentiating between MPGN and C3G. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 15 MPGN type I, II and III and 13 minimal change disease (MCD) patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2012...
August 29, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Jamie Koo, David W Dawson, Sarah Dry, Samuel W French, Bita V Naini, Hanlin L Wang
In this study, we sought to determine the incidence of posttransplant complications including acute cellular rejection (ACR), infection, and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) in mucosal allograft biopsies in patients with small bowel transplant at our institution. We retrospectively reviewed pathology reports from 5675 small bowel allograft biopsies from 99 patients and analyzed the following: indications for biopsy, frequency and grade of ACR, presence of infectious agents, results of work-up for potential PTLD, results of C4d immunohistochemistry (IHC), features of chronic mucosal injury, and findings in concurrent native bowel biopsies...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Elly Vandermeulen, Stijn E Verleden, Hannelore Bellon, David Ruttens, Elise Lammertyn, Sandra Claes, Jennifer Vandooren, Estafania Ugarte-Berzal, Dominique Schols, Marie-Paule Emonds, Dirk E Van Raemdonck, Ghislain Opdenakker, Geert M Verleden, Robin Vos, Bart M Vanaudenaerde
BACKGROUND: Recently, antibody mediated rejection (AMR) has been associated with a higher incidence of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) and mortality after lung transplantation (LTx). We investigated markers related to AMR and matrix remodeling in CLAD, with special attention for its two phenotypes being bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) and restrictive CLAD (rCLAD). METHODS: Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgE, IgG1-IgG4, total IgG and IgM) and complement (C4d and C1q) were quantified in lung lavage samples at the moment of BOS (n=15) or RAS (n=16) diagnosis; and were compared to stable transplant patients who served as control (n=14)...
September 2016: Transplant Immunology
Jorge Bonastre, Luis Landín, Pedro Bolado, César Casado-Sánchez, Eduardo López-Collazo, Jesús Díez
BACKGROUND: Previous studies on solid organ transplantation have shown that cold ischemia contributes to the development of chronic allograft vasculopathy. The authors evaluated the effect of cold ischemia on the development of chronic rejection in vascularized composite allotransplantation. METHODS: Thirty rat hindlimbs were transplanted and divided into two experimental groups: immediate transplantation and transplantation after 7 hours of cold ischemia. The animals received daily low-dose immunosuppression with cyclosporine A for 2 months...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Yasuyuki Nakada, Izumi Yamamoto, Shigeru Horita, Akimitsu Kobayashi, Aki Mafune, Haruki Katsumata, Takafumi Yamakawa, Ai Katsuma, Mayuko Kawabe, Yudo Tanno, Ichiro Ohkido, Nobuo Tsuboi, Hiroyasu Yamamoto, Masayoshi Okumi, Hideki Ishida, Takashi Yokoo, Kazunari Tanabe
The low sensitivity of C4d immunoreactivity in peritubular capillaries (PTCs) hinders its use in the diagnosis of chronic active antibody-mediated rejection (CAAMR). C4d-negative CAAMR was defined in the 2013 Banff classification, which included the expression of endothelial-associated transcripts (ENDATs). We previously showed that the ENDAT caveolin-1 (CAV-1) is a distinct feature of CAAMR. In this study, we investigated the prognostic value of CAV-1 immunoreactivity in PTCs in kidney transplant patients...
August 20, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Chih-Yuan Lee, Wei-Chou Lin, Ming-Shiou Wu, Ching-Yao Yang, Chi-Chuan Yeh, Meng-Kun Tsai
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plays a central role in the treatment of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) of renal allografts, but the treatment outcomes for late AMR (>6 months after transplantation) are poor. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to assess the response patterns of IVIG-based (2 g/kg) desensitization for late AMR. Patients who received desensitization after the pathological diagnosis of late AMR positive for complement component C4d were grouped as the Desensitized Group and compared to a historical Control Group with complement component C4d positivity in retrospective stainings...
October 2016: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
C Wiebe, A J Gareau, D Pochinco, I W Gibson, J Ho, P E Birk, T Blydt-Hasen, M Karpinski, A Goldberg, L Storsley, D N Rush, P W Nickerson
De novo donor-specific antibodies (dnDSAs) that develop after renal transplantation are independent predictors of allograft loss. However, it is unknown if dnDSA C1q status or titer at the time of first detection can independently predict allograft loss. In a consecutive cohort of 508 renal transplant recipients, 70 developed dnDSAs. Histologic and clinical outcomes were correlated with the C1q assay or dnDSA titer. C1q positivity correlated with dnDSA titer (p < 0.01) and mean fluorescence intensity (p < 0...
August 19, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
T Zieliński, M Sobieszczańska-Małek, M Karczmarz, K Komuda, W Grajkowska, M Pronicki, S Szymańska, P Kluge, A Browarek, P Bekta, M Karcz, A Parulski, A Wójcik, A Klisiewicz, M Kuśmierczyk, J Różański, J Korewicki
BACKGROUND: The long-term survival of 209 consecutive patients (mean age, 46 ± 15 years) from a single center with ≥1 diagnostic myocardial biopsy after heart transplantation was analyzed. METHODS: Patients were considered as C4d positive if a capillary staining (immunohistochemistry in paraffin samples) was observed in ≥1 myocardial biopsy. Data were analyzed according to pathologic consensus of antibody mediated rejection definition of C4d+ positivity: 2004 definition in group A and the 2013 definition in group B and compared with their respective controls, composed of patients who do not meet those criteria...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Kevin V Chow, Shaun M Flint, Angeline Shen, Anthony Landgren, Moira Finlay, Anand Murugasu, Rosemary Masterson, Peter Hughes, Solomon J Cohney
BACKGROUND: Excellent short-term results have been reported in ABO-incompatible renal transplant recipients (ABOi) managed solely with antibody removal and conventional immunosuppression. However, long-term clinical outcomes with this regimen and predictive information from protocol biopsies is lacking. METHODS: We compared outcome data in ABOi and ABO compatible (ABOc) recipients receiving this regimen approximately 4 years posttransplant, and histology from biopsies approximately 12 month posttransplant...
August 5, 2016: Transplantation
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