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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305551/development-and-evaluation-of-a-broad-bead-based-multiplex-immunoassay-to-measure-igg-seroreactivity-against-human-polyomaviruses
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Sergio Kamminga, Els van der Meijden, Herman F Wunderink, Antoine Touzé, Hans L Zaaijer, Mariet C W Feltkamp
Introduction The family of polyomaviruses, which cause severe disease in immunocompromised hosts, has expanded substantially in recent years. To accommodate measurement of IgG seroresponses against all currently known human polyomavirus (HPyV), including the Lyon IARC polyomavirus (LIPyV), we extended our custom multiplex bead-based HPyV immunoassay and evaluated the performance of this pan-HPyV immunoassay.Methods VP1 protein of fifteen HPyVs belonging to 13 polyomavirus species were expressed as recombinant glutathione S-transferase (GST) fusion proteins and coupled to fluorescent Luminex beads...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288431/thymus-colonization-who-how-how-many
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REVIEW
Andreas Krueger
De novo generation of T cells depends on continual colonization of the thymus by bone marrow-derived progenitors. Thymus seeding progenitors (TSPs) constitute a heterogeneous population comprising multipotent and lineage-restricted cell types. Entry into the thymic microenvironment is tightly controlled and recent quantitative studies have revealed that the adult murine thymus only contains approximately 160 niches to accommodate TSPs. Of these niches only about 6% are open for seeding on average at steady-state...
December 29, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211918/decellularized-human-placenta-supports-hepatic-tissue-and-allows-rescue-in-acute-liver-failure
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Zurab Kakabadze, Anne Kakabadze, David Chakhunashvili, Lika Karalashvili, Ekaterine Berishvili, Yogeshwar Sharma, Sanjeev Gupta
Tissue engineering with scaffolds to form transplantable organs is of wide interest. Decellularized tissues have been tested for this purpose, although supplies of healthy donor tissues, vascular recellularization for perfusion and tissue homeostasis in engineered organs pose challenges. We hypothesized decellularized human placenta will be suitable for tissue engineering. The universal availability and unique structures of placenta for accommodating tissue, including presence of embedded vessels, were major attractions...
December 6, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183295/vdj-gene-usage-among-b-cell-receptors-in-abo-incompatible-kidney-transplantation-determined-by-rna-seq-transcriptomic-analysis
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Hee Jung Jeon, Kwangsoo Kim, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Seongmin Choi, Taishi Fang, Ji-Jing Yan, Miyeun Han, Jong Cheol Jeong, Kyoung-Bun Lee, Tae Jin Kim, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
BACKGROUND: Studies on B-cell subtypes and V(D)J gene usage of B-cell receptors in kidney transplants are scarce. This study aimed to investigate V(D)J gene segment usage in ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplant (KT) patients compared to that in ABO-compatible (ABOc) KT patients. METHODS: We selected 16 ABOi KT patients with accommodation (ABOiA), 6 ABOc stable KT patients (ABOcS), and 6 ABOi KT patients with biopsy-proven acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABOiR) at day 10, whose graft tissue samples had been stored in the biorepository between 2010 and 2014...
November 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916449/bio-scaffolds-in-organ-regeneration-clinical-potential-and-current-challenges
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REVIEW
S Yesmin, M B Paget, H E Murray, R Downing
Cadaveric organ transplantation represents the definitive treatment option for end-stage disease but is restricted by the shortage of clinically-viable donor organs. This limitation has, in part, driven current research efforts for in vitro generation of transplantable tissue surrogates. Recent advances in organ reconstruction have been facilitated by the re-purposing of decellularized whole organs to serve as three-dimensional bio-scaffolds. Notably, studies in rodents indicate that such scaffolds retain native extracellular matrix components that provide appropriate biochemical, mechanical and physical stimuli for successful tissue/organ reconstruction...
September 12, 2017: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825601/patience-pays-in-spinal-repair
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Steven A Goldman
Transplantation of human neural stem cells has long been proposed as a potential strategy for treating CNS injury and disease; however, application of this approach has had limited therapeutic benefit. Yet compared with rodents and other experimental mammals, humans have a relatively long time window for development of the brain and spinal cord. In this issue of the JCI, Lu and colleagues asked whether the results of neural stem cell transplantation might be improved by accommodating the protracted development of human neural cells...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727995/physician-perceptions-about-living-organ-donation-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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S Ansari, M B Bromberg, S B Gibson
OBJECTIVES: Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) have expressed desire to become living organ donors but are unable to do so with current organ donation policies. Our objective is to assess ALS patient's interest in organ donation, and perceived concerns of this practice by ALS neurologists. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An electronic survey was administered to ALS neurologists across the United States regarding living organ donation in ALS patients prior to respiratory failure...
September 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682798/accommodation-and-related-conditions-in-vascularized-composite-allografts
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Jeffrey L Platt, Christina L Kaufman, Mayara Garcia de Mattos Barbosa, Marilia Cascalho
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The outcome of vascularized composite allografts (VCA) often appear unrelated to the presence of donor-specific antibodies (DSA) in blood of the recipient or deposition of complement in the graft. The attenuation of injury and the absence of rejection in other types of grafts despite manifest donor-specific immunity have been explained by accommodation (acquired resistance to immune-mediated injury), adaptation (loss of graft antigen) and/or enhancement (antibody-mediated antigen blockade)...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627311/landmark-cure-rate-models-with-time-dependent-covariates
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Haolun Shi, Guosheng Yin
We propose a class of landmark cure rate models by incorporating time-dependent covariates. The landmark approach enables us to obtain dynamic predictions of a patient's survival probabilities as new clinical information emerges during the follow-up time. The proposed method extends the landmark model for failure time data with a possible cure fraction. We specify a series of landmark time points, and for each of time point, we construct a landmark data set consisting of only those at-risk individuals at the landmark time...
January 1, 2017: Statistical Methods in Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583557/in-situ-posterior-graft-segmentectomy-for-large-for-size-syndrome-in-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-in-adults-a-case-report
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A Nagatsu, T Yoshizumi, T Ikegami, N Harimoto, N Harada, Y Soejima, A Taketomi, Y Maehara
Large-for-size syndrome (LFSS) is controversial in pediatric living donor liver transplantation patients and is associated with a poor graft outcome. Similar situations in deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) in adults have not been reported frequently, and there are no official guidelines worldwide. Deceased donation is extremely limited in Japan, and when a larger liver is allocated for a very sick small recipient in Japan, transplantation with a plan to address LFSS might be necessary. The patient is a 58-year-old female patient who had acute liver failure with coma...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449529/do-hospitals-need-oncological-critical-care-units
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EDITORIAL
Abby Koch, William Checkley
Since the inception of critical care as a formal discipline in the late 1950s, we have seen rapid specialization to many types of intensive care units (ICUs) to accommodate evolving life support technologies and novel therapies in various disciplines of medicine. Indeed, the field has expanded such that specialized ICUs currently exist to address critical care problems in medicine, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, trauma, burns, organ transplant and cardiothoracic surgeries. Specialization does not only need new infrastructure, but also training and staffing of health care providers, ancillary staff, and development and implementation of processes of care...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439501/the-cell-biology-of-the-trichosporon-host-interaction
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REVIEW
Cláudio Duarte-Oliveira, Fernando Rodrigues, Samuel M Gonçalves, Gustavo H Goldman, Agostinho Carvalho, Cristina Cunha
Fungi of the genus Trichosporon are increasingly recognized as causative agents of superficial and invasive fungal disease in humans. Although most species are considered commensals of the human skin and gastrointestinal tract, these basidiomycetes are an increasing cause of fungal disease among immunocompromised hosts, such as hematological patients and solid organ transplant recipients. The initiation of commensal or pathogenic programs by Trichosporon spp. involves the adaptation to the host microenvironment and its immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321223/abo-incompatible-kidney-transplantation
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REVIEW
Christian Morath, Martin Zeier, Bernd Döhler, Gerhard Opelz, Caner Süsal
ABO-incompatible (ABOi) kidney transplantation has long been considered a contraindication to successful kidney transplantation. During the last 25 years, increasing organ shortage enforced the development of strategies to overcome the ABO antibody barrier. In the meantime, ABOi kidney transplantation has become a routine procedure with death-censored graft survival rates comparable to the rates in compatible transplantations. Desensitization is usually achieved by apheresis and B cell-depleting therapies that are accompanied by powerful immunosuppression...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283805/an-evidence-based-stress-management-intervention-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-caregivers-development-feasibility-and-acceptability
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Teresa L Simoneau, Kristin Kilbourn, Janet Spradley, Mark L Laudenslager
PURPOSE: Caregivers of cancer patients face challenges impacting their physical, psychological and social well-being that need attention in the form of well-designed and tested interventions. We created an eight-session individual stress management intervention for caregivers of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (Allo-HSCT) recipients. This intervention, tested by randomized control trial, proved effective in decreasing distress. Herein, we describe the intervention including theoretical framework, development, and elements of fidelity...
August 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261223/regulatory-b-cells-in-pregnancy-lessons-from-autoimmunity-graft-tolerance-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Ruth Marian Guzman-Genuino, Kerrilyn R Diener
The success of pregnancy is contingent on the maternal immune system recognizing and accommodating a growing semi-allogeneic fetus. Specialized subsets of lymphocytes capable of negative regulation are fundamental in this process, and include the regulatory T cells (Tregs) and potentially, regulatory B cells (Bregs). Most of our current understanding of the immune regulatory role of Bregs comes from studies in the fields of autoimmunity, transplantation tolerance, and cancer biology. Bregs control autoimmune diseases and can elicit graft tolerance by inhibiting the differentiation of effector T cells and dendritic cells (DCs), and activating Tregs...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255564/endothelial-cells-in-antibody-mediated-rejection-of-kidney-transplantation-pathogenesis-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-implications
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REVIEW
Shuo Wang, Chao Zhang, Jina Wang, Cheng Yang, Ming Xu, Ruiming Rong, Tongyu Zhu, Dong Zhu
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) has been identified as a main obstacle for stable immune tolerance and long survival of kidney allografts. In spite of new insights into the underlying mechanisms of AMR, accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment are still challenges in clinical practice. Endothelium is the first barrier between recipients' immune systems and grafts in vascularized organ transplants. Considering that endothelial cells express a number of antigens that can be attacked by various allo- and autoantibodies, endothelial cells act as main targets for the recipients' humoral immune responses...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254289/a-combination-of-gdnf-and-hucmsc-transplantation-loaded-on-sf-ags-composite-scaffolds-for-spinal-cord-injury-repair
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Genlong Jiao, Guofeng Lou, Yunfei Mo, Yongqin Pan, Ziyong Zhang, Rui Guo, Zhizhong Li
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a severe trauma for which no effective treatment is currently available. In this study, a composited treatment system was prepared using a silk fibroin/alginates/glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (SF/AGs/GDNF) scaffold seeded with human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) and the combined therapeutic effects of the composite scaffold to repair SCI rats were evaluated. The use of SF as a scaffold material could act as a biomimetic platform allowing neurons to properly accommodate and rebuild the target tissue...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247506/the-effect-of-hypoxia-on-free-and-encapsulated-adult-porcine-islets-an-in-vitro-study
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Sudhakar Muthyala, Susan Safley, Kereen Gordan, Graham Barber, Collin Weber, Athanassios Sambanis
BACKGROUND: Adult porcine islets (APIs) constitute a promising alternative to human islets in treating type 1 diabetes. The intrahepatic site has been used in preclinical primate studies of API xenografts; however, an estimated two-thirds of donor islets are destroyed after intraportal infusion due to a number of factors, including the instant blood-mediated inflammatory reaction (IBMIR), immunosuppressant toxicity, and poor reestablishment of extracellular matrix connections. Intraperitoneal (ip) transplantation of non-vascularized encapsulated islets offers several advantages over intrahepatic transplantation of free islets, including avoidance of IBMIR, immunoprotection, accommodation of a larger graft volume, and reduced risk of hemorrhage...
January 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224772/effects-of-neutralization-by-soluble-abh-antigens-produced-by-transplanted-kidneys-from-abo-incompatible-secretor-donors
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Jieun Kim, Sinyoung Kim, In Sik Hwang, Jong Rak Choi, Jae Geun Lee, Yu Seun Kim, Myoung Soo Kim, Hyun Ok Kim
BACKGROUND: Grafts survive despite blood group antigens on the transplant being continuously exposed to antibodies in the blood of recipients in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation (ABOi KT), owing to the mechanism of accommodation. We analyzed the immunodynamics of soluble ABH antigens in allografts from secretor donors and the influence of such immunodynamics on accommodation and subsequent graft survival in ABOi KT. METHODS: The genotype of a known human β-galactoside α-1,2-fucosyltransferase gene (FUT2), which determines soluble ABH antigen secretor status, was established in 32 donors for ABOi KT at the Severance Hospital, from June 2010 to July 2015...
May 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
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