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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511172/donor-specific-anti-human-leukocyte-antigens-antibodies-acute-rejection-renal-function-and-histology-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-receiving-tacrolimus-and-everolimus
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Alexandra Ferreira, Claudia Felipe, Marina Cristelli, Laila Viana, Geovana Basso, Suelen Stopa, Juliana Mansur, Mayara Ivani, Adrieli Bessa, Priscila Ruppel, Wilson Aguiar, Erika Campos, Maria Gerbase-DeLima, Henrique Proença, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Medina-Pestana
BACKGROUND: This analysis compared efficacy, renal function, and histology in kidney transplant recipients receiving tacrolimus (TAC) combined with everolimus (EVR) or mycophenolate (MPS). METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis from a randomized trial in kidney transplant recipients who received a single 3 mg/kg dose of rabbit antithymocyte globulin (r-ATG), TAC, EVR, and prednisone (PRED; r-ATG/EVR, n = 85), basiliximab (BAS), TAC, EVR, and PRED (BAS/EVR, n = 102) or BAS, TAC, MPS, and PRED (BAS/MPS, n = 101)...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506366/antibody-mediated-rejection-after-liver-transplant
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REVIEW
Michael Lee
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) in liver transplants is a field in its infancy compared with its allograft cohorts of the kidney and lung. Acute AMR is diagnosed based on specific clinical and histopathologic criteria: serum donor specific antibodies, C4d staining, histopathologic findings on liver biopsy, and exclusion of other entities. In contrast, the histologic features of chronic AMR are not as specific and it is a more challenging diagnosis to make. Treatments of acute and chronic AMR include some combination of steroids, immune-modulating agents, intravenous immunoglobulin, plasmapheresis, and proteasome inhibitors...
June 2017: Gastroenterology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496948/evaluation-of-igy-antibody-as-a-polyspecific-coombs-reagent
#3
Esteban Justo Gutiérrez Calzado, Marlene Toledano Heredia, Jeorge Fernadez Duharte, Amir-Hassan Zarnani
BACKGROUND: During the last twenty years, the extraction of specific egg yolk (IgY) antibodies from the immunized chickens has been accepted as a useful alternative to the immunization of mammals. The aim of the present study was immunizing the chickens with Human Umbilical Cord Serum (HUCS) and the extraction of specific anti-human globulins (IgG, C3b, and C3d) antibodies from egg yolk in order to obtain polyspecific Coombs reagent. METHODS: The novelty of this work was the achievement of a polyclonal reagent through a very cheap alternative method in accordance with all ethical regulations required for obtaining it...
April 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495395/study-of-the-variables-associated-with-local-complement-activation-in-iga-nephropathy
#4
Alfons Segarra-Medrano, Clara Carnicer-Caceres, Naiara Valtierra-Carmeno, Irene Agraz-Pamplona, Natalia Ramos-Terrades, Elías Jatem Escalante, Elena Ostos-Roldan
OBJECTIVES: 1. To identify the variables that are associated with urinary levels of properdin, MBL, C4d, and C5b-9 in patients with idiopathic IgA nephropathy. 2. To analyse whether urinary levels of MBL and/or C4d are useful for identifying the presence of mesangial deposits of C4d/MBL. PATIENTS AND METHOD: A total of 96 patients with IgA nephropathy were studied. Demographic, clinical and biochemical variables were recorded at the time of diagnosis. Renal lesions were quantified using the Oxford classification...
May 8, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489305/prolonged-survival-following-pig-to-primate-liver-xenotransplantation-utilizing-exogenous-coagulation-factors-and-co-stimulation-blockade
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J A Shah, M S Patel, N Elias, N Navarro-Alvarez, I Rosales, R A Wilkinson, N J Louras, M Hertl, J A Fishman, R B Colvin, A B Cosimi, J F Markmann, D H Sachs, P A Vagefi
Since the first attempt in 1968, survival following pig-to-primate liver xenotransplantation (LXT) has been limited. We evaluated a model utilizing α-1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout donors, continuous post-transplant infusion of human prothrombin concentrate complex and immunosuppression including anti-thymocyte globulin, FK-506, methylprednisone and co-stimulation blockade (belatacept, n=3 or anti-CD40mAb, n=1) to extend survival. Baboon #1 remained well until POD25 when euthanasia was required due to cholestasis and plantar ulcers...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467296/immunohistopathologic-characterization-of-plasma-cell-rich-acute-rejection-in-living-related-renal-transplant-recipients
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Muhammed Mubarak, Khawar Abbas, Mirza Naqi Zafar, Tahir Aziz
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to analyze the immunohistopathologic features of plasma cell-rich acute rejection in a living-related renal transplant setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Renal allograft biopsies of 50 cases of plasma cell-rich acute rejection were reviewed, and the main immunohistopathologic features were analyzed. The biopsies were studied using light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and immunohistochemistry and reported according to Banff classification. Biopsy findings were correlated with graft function and outcome...
May 3, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447925/luminex-solid-phase-crossmatch-for-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies-in-living-donor-related-transplants
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Sonia Mehrotra, Raj Kumar Sharma, Mahabaleshwar Mayya, Amit Gupta, Narayan Prasad, Anupma Kaul, Dharmendra Singh Bhadauria
OBJECTIVES: There are no reports of de novo donor-specific antibody monitoring by a low-cost solid-phase crossmatch assay using donor lysate after renal transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 121 complement-dependant cytotoxicity crossmatch-negative living-donor kidney transplant recipients for development of de novo donor-specific antibodies (class I and II HLA) by solid-phase crossmatch Luminex assay after transplant. RESULTS: Of 121 recipients in our study group, 26 (21...
April 27, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444814/chronic-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-nonhuman-primate-renal-allografts-validation-of-human-histological-and-molecular-phenotypes
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B A Adam, R N Smith, I A Rosales, M Matsunami, B Afzali, T Oura, A B Cosimi, T Kawai, R B Colvin, M Mengel
Molecular testing represents a promising adjunct for the diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). Here, we apply a novel gene expression platform in sequential formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples from nonhuman primate (NHP) renal transplants. We analyzed 34 previously described gene transcripts related to AMR in humans in 197 archival NHP samples, including 102 from recipients that developed chronic AMR, 80 from recipients without AMR, and 15 normal native nephrectomies. Three endothelial genes (VWF, DARC, and CAV1), derived from 10-fold cross-validation receiver operating characteristic curve analysis, demonstrated excellent discrimination between AMR and non-AMR samples (area under the curve = 0...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434402/implementing-the-communication-for-development-strategy-to-improve-knowledge-and-coverage-of-measles-vaccination-in-western-chinese-immunization-programs-a-before-and-after-evaluation
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Ming Lu, Yao-Zhu Chu, Wen-Zhou Yu, Robert Scherpbier, Yu-Qing Zhou, Xu Zhu, Qi-Ru Su, Meng-Juan Duan, Xuan Zhang, Fu-Qiang Cui, Hua-Qing Wang, Yi-Biao Zhou, Qing-Wu Jiang
BACKGROUND: Communication for Development (C4D) is a strategy promoted by the United Nations Children's Fund to foster positive and measurable changes at the individual, family, community, social, and policy levels of society. In western China, C4D activities have previously been conducted as part of province-level immunization programs. In this study, we evaluated the association of C4D with changes in parental knowledge of immunization services, measles disease, and measles vaccine, and changes in their children's measles vaccine coverage...
April 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433021/to-kink-or-not-a-search-for-long-chain-cumulenones-using-microwave-spectral-taxonomy
#10
Michael C McCarthy, Luyao Zou, Marie-Aline Martin-Drumel
A systematic search for carbon-chain cumulenones beyond H2C4O has been undertaken using microwave spectral taxonomy in combination with a pulsed jet discharge source. No evidence was found for the C2υ isomer of H2C5O or its longer derivatives, but HC(O)C4H, the longer variant of propynal, HC(O)CCH, was identified instead. Its rotational and leading centrifugal distortion constants have been derived to high accuracy from detection of both a- and b-type lines; those below 40 GHz were measured using a Fabry-Perot cavity, while lines between 40 and 72 GHz were recorded by double resonance techniques...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415773/effects-of-cd20-b-cell-infiltration-into-allografts-on-kidney-transplantation-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yingying Lu, Bingjue Li, Qixia Shen, Rending Wang, Zhimin Chen, Hong Jiang, Jianghua Chen
The effects of CD20+ B-cell infiltration during acute rejection on graft outcomes are controversial. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to clarify this issue. We performed a systematic literature search for studies published up to January 14, 2016. A total of 5 studies, with 200 patients, were included. The presence of CD20+ B cells in renal biopsies during allograft rejection was associated with graft loss and steroid resistance. No association of CD20+ B-cell infiltration with C4d-positive staining of the peritubular capillaries in renal biopsies was found in the analysis of patients who experienced kidney graft rejection...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389175/validation-of-a-multi-analyte-panel-with-cell-bound-complement-activation-products-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Thierry Dervieux, John Conklin, Jo-Anne Ligayon, Leilani Wolover, Tyler O'Malley, Roberta Vezza Alexander, Arthur Weinstein, Claudia A Ibarra
BACKGROUND: We describe the analytical validation of an assay panel intended to assist clinicians with the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The multi-analyte panel includes quantitative assessment of complement activation and measurement of autoantibodies. METHODS: The levels of the complement split product C4d bound to erythrocytes (EC4d) and B-lymphocytes (BC4d) (expressed as mean fluorescence intensity [MFI]) are measured by quantitative flow cytometry, while autoantibodies (inclusive of antinuclear and anti-double stranded DNA antibodies) are determined by immunoassays...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357484/new-approach-for-cystic-fibrosis-diagnosis-based-on-chloride-potassium-ratio-analyzed-in-non-invasively-obtained-skin-wipe-sweat-samples-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-contactless-conductometric-detection
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Pavol Ďurč, František Foret, Eva Pokojová, Lukáš Homola, Jana Skřičková, Vladimír Herout, Milan Dastych, Hana Vinohradská, Petr Kubáň
A new approach for sweat analysis used in cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis is proposed. It consists of a noninvasive skin-wipe sampling followed by analysis of target ions using capillary electrophoresis with contactless conductometric detection (C4D). The skin-wipe sampling consists of wiping a defined skin area with precleaned cotton swab moistened with 100 μL deionized water. The skin-wipe sample is then extracted for 3 min into 400 μL deionized water, and the extract is analyzed directly. The developed sampling method is cheap, simple, fast, and painless, and can replace the conventional pilocarpine-induced sweat chloride test commonly applied in CF diagnosis...
March 29, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341889/complement-regulation-and-kidney-diseases-recent-knowledge-of-the-double-edged-roles-of-complement-activation-in-nephrology
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REVIEW
Masashi Mizuno, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Yasuhiko Ito
The complement activation system plays important roles to maintain homeostasis in the host and to fight foreign invaders to protect the host. Therefore, the complement system is considered a core part of innate immunity which also cross-talks to acquired immunity. In the history of nephrology, the complement system is familiar to us, because complement protein or fragment deposition, including C3, C4, C1q, and/or C4d, is routinely estimated by immunohistochemistry to diagnose renal pathologies. The relationships between pathological mechanisms and complement activation have been investigated for renal diseases such as post-infectious glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, and primary membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, which are usually accompanied by hypocomplementemia...
March 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316437/a-comparative-study-showing-the-potency-of-anti-c3d-and-anti-immunoglobulin-g-in-polyspecific-anti-human-globulin-using-fresh-and-cryopreserved-red-blood-cells
#15
Kanchan Ahuja, Ranjan Kumar Satapathy, Garima Gulati, Surinder Singh
BACKGROUND: The antiglobulin test is used to determine red blood cells (RBCs) having surface-bound immunoglobulin G (IgG) and/or complement (C3b, C3d, C4b, and C4d) free in serum or attached to antigens on RBCs. In such circumstances, the quality of the anti-human globulin (AHG) which is used in routine cross-match/indirect agglutination test plays a vital role in blood transfusion medicine. For potency testing of polyspecific AHG, it is recommended by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centre for Biologics Evaluation and Research to use fresh O +ve RBCs within 1 hr of collection for sensitization with anti-C3d...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314931/erratum-to-mesangial-c4d-deposition-may-predict-progression-of-kidney-disease-in-pediatric-patients-with-iga-nephropathy
#16
Rafaela Cabral Gonçalves Fabiano, Stanley de Almeida Araújo, Eduardo Alves Bambirra, Eduardo Araújo Oliveira, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva, Sérgio Veloso Brant Pinheiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262211/complement-alternative-pathway-s-activation-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#17
Di Song, Wei-Yi Guo, Feng-Mei Wang, Yong-Zhe Li, Yan Song, Feng Yu, Ming-Hui Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to detect the spectrum of complement activation pathways in circulation and to assess their correlations with clinical and pathologic features in a large lupus nephritis cohort from China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Plasma levels of C1q, mannose-binding lectin, C4d, Bb, C3, C3a, C5a and soluble C5b-9 were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 222 patients with active biopsy-proven lupus nephritis, 34 patients with lupus nephritis at remission, 82 patients with active systemic lupus erythematosus without renal involvement and 39 normal controls...
March 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255002/antibody-mediated-rejection-due-to-preexisting-versus-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies-in-kidney-allograft-recipients
#18
Olivier Aubert, Alexandre Loupy, Luis Hidalgo, Jean-Paul Duong van Huyen, Sarah Higgins, Denis Viglietti, Xavier Jouven, Denis Glotz, Christophe Legendre, Carmen Lefaucheur, Philip F Halloran
Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) can occur in patients with preexisting anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSA) or in patients who develop de novo DSA. However, how these processes compare in terms of allograft injury and outcome has not been addressed. From a cohort of 771 kidney biopsy specimens from two North American and five European centers, we performed a systematic assessment of clinical and biologic parameters, histopathology, circulating DSA, and allograft gene expression for all patients with ABMR (n=205)...
March 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252564/diffuse-extent-of-peritubular-capillaritis-in-late-antibody-mediated-rejection-associations-with-levels-of-donor-specific-antibodies-and-chronic-allograft-injury
#19
Nicolas Kozakowski, Farsad Eskandary, Harald Herkner, Gregor Bond, Rainer Oberbauer, Heinz Regele, Georg A Böhmig, Željko Kikić
BACKGROUND: Recently, diffuse peritubular capillaritis (ptc) has been suggested to independently predict chronic transplant injury and loss, and although the ptc score is a diagnostic criterion for antibody-mediated rejection, the utility of diffuse ptc is under debate. METHODS: We evaluated the diagnostic value of ptc characteristics in this cross-sectional study including 85 biopsies of patients with donor-specific antibodies (DSA). Biopsies were reevaluated for the extent (diffuse vs focal), score and leukocytic composition in relation to DSA binding strength (mean fluorescence intensity [MFI]_max)...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207978/glomerular-c4d-deposits-can-mark-structural-capillary-wall-remodelling-in-thrombotic-microangiopathy-and-transplant-glomerulopathy-c4d-beyond-active-antibody-mediated-injury-a-retrospective-study
#20
Adil H Gasim, Jamie S Chua, Ron Wolterbeek, John Schmitz, Eric Weimer, Harsharan K Singh, Volker Nickeleit
Peritubular capillary C4d (ptc-C4d) usually marks active antibody-mediated rejection, while pseudolinear glomerular capillary C4d (GBM-C4d) is of undetermined diagnostic significance, especially when seen in isolation without concurrent ptc-C4d. We correlated GBM-C4d with structural GBM abnormalities and active antibody-mediated rejection in 319 renal transplant and 35 control native kidney biopsies. In kidney transplants, ptc-C4d was associated with GBM-C4d in 97% by immunofluorescence microscopy (IF) and 61% by immunohistochemistry (IHC; P < 0...
February 16, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
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