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Complement kidney donor

David K C Cooper, H Iwase, L Wang, T Yamamoto, Qi Li, J Li, H Zhou, H Hara
BACKGROUND: There is a continuing critical shortage of organs from deceased human donors for transplantation, particularly for patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Efforts are being made to resolve the donor kidney shortage by the transplantation of kidneys from genetically-engineered pigs. SUMMARY: This review outlines the pathobiological barriers to pig organ xenotransplantation in primates, which include (i) antibody-dependent complement-mediated rejection, (ii) a T cell-mediated elicited antibody and cellular response, (iii) coagulation dysregulation between pigs and primates, and (iv) a persistent inflammatory response...
January 26, 2018: Blood Purification
Jianxin Yang, Malou L H Snijders, Geert W Haasnoot, Cees van Kooten, Marko Mallat, Johan W de Fijter, Marian C Clahsen-van Groningen, Frans H J Claas, Michael Eikmans
BACKGROUND: Molecules of the innate immune response are increasingly recognized as important mediators in allograft injury during and after kidney transplantation. We therefore aimed to establish the relationship between the expression of these genes at implantation, during an acute rejection (AR) and on graft outcome. METHODS: A total of 19 genes, including Toll like receptors (TLRs), complement components and regulators, and apoptosis-related genes were analyzed at the mRNA level by qPCR in 123 biopsies with acute rejection and paired pre-transplantation tissue (n = 75)...
February 20, 2018: Transplant Immunology
E G Kamburova, B W Wisse, I Joosten, W A Allebes, A van der Meer, L B Hilbrands, M C Baas, E Spierings, C E Hack, F E van Reekum, A D van Zuilen, M C Verhaar, M L Bots, A C A D Drop, L Plaisier, M A J Seelen, J S F Sanders, B G Hepkema, A J Lambeck, L B Bungener, C Roozendaal, M G J Tilanus, C E Voorter, L Wieten, E M van Duijnhoven, M Gelens, M H L Christiaans, F J van Ittersum, S A Nurmohamed, N M Lardy, W Swelsen, K A van der Pant, N C van der Weerd, I J M Ten Berge, F J Bemelman, A Hoitsma, P J M van der Boog, J W de Fijter, M G H Betjes, S Heidt, D L Roelen, F H Claas, H G Otten
The presence of donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) is associated with increased risk of graft failure after kidney transplantation. We hypothesized that DSA against HLA class-I, -II or both indicate a different risk for graft loss between deceased- and living-donor transplantation. In this study we investigated the impact of pretransplant DSA, assessed using single antigen bead assays, on long-term graft survival in 3237 deceased- and 1487 living-donor kidney transplantations with a negative complement-dependent crossmatch...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Transplantation
P West-Thielke, K Progar, M Campara, N Jasiak, L Gallon, I Tang, M Spaggiari, I Tzvetanov, E Benedetti
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is one of the leading causes of allograft failure especially in patients undergoing ABO-incompatible (ABOi) renal transplantation. We hypothesized that complement inhibition with eculizumab, a C5 inhibitor, would protect against AMR and maintain graft function in ABOi renal transplant recipients. Four patients undergoing living donor kidney transplant from ABOi donors were treated with a 9-week eculizumab course without therapeutic plasma exchange, intravenous immunoglobulin, or splenectomy...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Caner Süsal, Antonij Slavcev, Lien Pham, Martin Zeier, Christian Morath
In the present review, we discuss a possible central role of T cell help in severe forms of graft damage mediated by donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSA). Some kidney transplant recipients with pretransplant DSA show a high graft failure rate, whereas in other patients DSA do not harm the transplanted kidney and in most cases disappear shortly after transplantation. Analyzing 80 desensitized highly immunized kidney transplant recipients and another multicenter cohort of 385 patients with pretransplant HLA antibodies, we reported recently that an ongoing T-cell help from an activated immune system, as measured by an increased level of soluble CD30 in serum, might be necessary for the DSA to exert a deleterious effect...
February 6, 2018: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Neetika Garg, Yuzhou Zhang, Anne Nicholson-Weller, Eliyahu V Khankin, Nicolò Ghiringhelli Borsa, Nicole C Meyer, Susan McDermott, Isaac E Stillman, Helmut G Rennke, Richard J Smith, Martha Pavlakis
Background: C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) is caused by alternate complement pathway over-activation. It frequently progresses to end-stage renal disease, recurs in two-thirds of transplants and in half of these cases progresses to allograft loss. There is currently no proven treatment for C3GN. Case Presentation: We describe a family segregating pathogenic alleles of complement factor H and I (CFH and CFI). The only member carrying both mutations developed C3GN. Prolonged delayed graft function after deceased donor transplantation, heavy proteinuria and isolated C3 hypocomplementemia prompted an allograft biopsy confirming diagnosis of recurrent C3GN...
January 23, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Beate Rieblinger, Konrad Fischer, Alexander Kind, Benedikt S Saller, Wiebke Baars, Marion Schuster, Lelia Wolf-van Buerck, Andrea Schäffler, Tatiana Flisikowska, Mayuko Kurome, Valeri Zakhartchenko, Barbara Kessler, Krzysztof Flisikowski, Eckhard Wolf, Jochen Seissler, Reinhard Schwinzer, Angelika Schnieke
BACKGROUND: Multiple xenoprotective transgenes are best grouped at a single locus to avoid segregation during breeding and simplify production of donor animals. METHODS: We used transgene stacking to place a human CD55 transgene adjacent to a human heme oxygenase 1 construct at the porcine ROSA26 locus. A transgenic pig was analyzed by PCR, RT-PCR, droplet digital PCR, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and flow cytometry. Resistance to complement-mediated cell lysis and caspase 3/7 activation were determined in vitro...
January 23, 2018: Xenotransplantation
Mohammed Mahdi Althaf, Mohsen El Kossi, Jon Kim Jin, Ajay Sharma, Ahmed Mostafa Halawa
Renal transplantation remains the best option for patients suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD). Given the worldwide shortage of organs and growing population of patients with ESRD, those waitlisted for a transplant is ever expanding. Contemporary crossmatch methods and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing play a pivotal role in improving organ allocation and afford better matches to recipients. Understanding crossmatch as well as HLA typing for renal transplantation and applying it in clinical practice is the key step to achieve a successful outcome...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
Neil Dah, Bellamy Co, M Smith, H Haga, Y Zen, M Sebagh, K Ruppert, J Lunz, S G Hübscher, A J Demetris
Discussion of liver antibody mediated rejection during the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Banff liver sessions raised concerns over reliability of complement fragment 4d (C4d) staining, precipitating a global survey followed by a tissue microarray staining quality assessment study among centers on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue. Tissue microarray sections containing tissue plugs of resected native and allograft (with acute antibody mediated rejection) liver, heart and kidney (n=33 total cores) were sent to 31 centers for C4d staining using local method (s) and pathologist scoring...
December 26, 2017: Human Pathology
M Haas, A Loupy, C Lefaucheur, C Roufosse, D Glotz, D Seron, B J Nankivell, P F Halloran, R B Colvin, N Alachkar, S Bagnasco, Y Bouatou, J U Becker, L Cornell, J P Duong van Huyen, I Gibson, R Mannon, M Naesens, V Nickeleit, P Nickerson, D L Segev, H K Singh, M Stegall, P Randhawa, L Racusen, K Solez, M Mengel
The kidney sessions of the 2017 Banff Conference focused on two areas: clinical implications of inflammation in areas of interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy (i-IFTA) and its relationship to T cell-mediated rejection (TCMR), and the continued evolution of molecular diagnostics, particularly in the diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR). In confirmation of previous studies, it was independently demonstrated by two groups that i-IFTA is associated with reduced graft survival. Furthermore, these groups presented that i-IFTA, particularly when involving >25% of sclerotic cortex in association with tubulitis, is often a sequela of acute TCMR in association with under-immunosuppression...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Christopher G A McGregor, Guerard W Byrne
Cardiac xenotransplantation (CXTx) is a promising solution to the chronic shortage of donor hearts. Recent advancements in immune suppression have greatly improved the survival of heterotopic CXTx, now extended beyond 2 years, and life-supporting kidney XTx. Advances in donor genetic modification (B4GALNT2 and CMAH mutations) with proven Gal-deficient donors expressing human complement regulatory protein(s) have also accelerated, reducing donor pig organ antigenicity. These advances can now be combined and tested in life-supporting orthotopic preclinical studies in nonhuman primates and immunologically appropriate models confirming their efficacy and safety for a clinical CXTx program...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
Jun Li, Michael Basler, Gerardo Alvarez, Thomas Brunner, Christopher J Kirk, Marcus Groettrup
Chronic antibody-mediated rejection is the major cause of fading allograft function and loss after renal transplantation. Currently, pharmacological agents for the suppression of chronic antibody-mediated rejection are lacking. Non-selective proteasome inhibitors suppress antibody-mediated allograft rejection. However, extensive adverse side effects of these inhibitors severely limit their application. In contrast, immunoproteasome inhibition is effective in preclinical models of autoimmune diseases and was applied over weeks without obvious adverse side effects...
March 2018: Kidney International
Zijie Wang, Haiwei Yang, Miao Guo, Zhijian Han, Jun Tao, Hao Chen, Yuqiu Ge, Ke Wang, Ruoyun Tan, Ji-Fu Wei, Min Gu
Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is an important risk of allograft dysfunction in kidney transplantation. The complement system is considered to be associated with the generation of alloreative antibodies and donor-specific antibodies. However, the association of complement single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with ABMR still remained unclear. Blood samples of 199 renal transplant recipients containing 68 with ABMR and 131 with stable graft function were collected, and analyzed by next-generation sequencing with an established gene panel...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
Elodie Bailly, Dany Anglicheau, Gilles Blancho, Philippe Gatault, Vincent Vuiblet, Valérie Chatelet, Emmanuel Morelon, Paolo Malvezzi, Anne Parissiadis, Jérôme Tourret, Gwendaline Guidicelli, Johnny Sayegh, Christiane Mousson, Philippe Grimbert, Isabelle Top, Moglie Le Quintrec, Raj Purgus, Pierre François Westeel, Barbara Proust, Valérie Chabot, Yvon Lebranchu, Frédéric Dehaut, Matthias Büchler
BACKGROUND: The differential pathogenicity of anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) is not fully understood. The presence of complement-binding DSAs help better defining the prognosis of acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR). The evolution of these antibodies after the treatment of ABMR is unknown. METHODS: We included patients from the French multicenter RITUX ERAH study diagnosed with acute antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) within the first year of renal transplantation, with circulating anti-HLA DSAs and treated randomly by rituximab or placebo (and intravenous immunoglobulins, plasma exchange)...
November 13, 2017: Transplantation
Mathilde C Pronk, Dorthe Slaats, Willij C Zuidema, Medard T Hilhorst, Frank J M F Dor, Michiel Betjes, Willem Weimar, Jacqueline van de Wetering, Emma K Massey
The increase of patients using public solicitation (PS) to find a living kidney donor has generated a debate about the ethical complexities of PS. To investigate why patients engaged in PS and what they experienced during PS we conducted semi-structured interviews with 20 Dutch end-stage renal disease patients who had publicly solicited a living donor. Transcipts were thematically analyzed. We identified ten themes on patients' considerations preceding PS: cautiousness in discussing living donation within social network; reluctance to accept a kidney from loved ones; rejection/withdrawal of related donor candidates; moral objections to black market organs/paid donation; the ease of social media; encouraged by others; ends justyfying the means; despair and urge to take action; public disclosure of vulnerability; fear of being (perceived to be) selfish...
November 12, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Carmen Lefaucheur, Denis Viglietti, Luis G Hidalgo, Lloyd E Ratner, Serena M Bagnasco, Ibrahim Batal, Olivier Aubert, Babak J Orandi, Federico Oppenheimer, Oriol Bestard, Paolo Rigotti, Anna V Reisaeter, Nassim Kamar, Yvon Lebranchu, Jean-Paul Duong Van Huyen, Patrick Bruneval, Denis Glotz, Christophe Legendre, Jean-Philippe Empana, Xavier Jouven, Dorry L Segev, Robert A Montgomery, Adriana Zeevi, Philip F Halloran, Alexandre Loupy
Complement-activating anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) are associated with impaired kidney transplant outcome; however, whether these antibodies induce a specific rejection phenotype and influence response to therapy remains undetermined. We prospectively screened 931 kidney recipients for complement-activating DSAs and used histopathology, immunostaining, and allograft gene expression to assess rejection phenotypes. Effector cells were evaluated using in vitro human cell cultures. Additionally, we assessed the effect of complement inhibition on kidney allograft rejection phenotype and the clinical response to complement inhibition in 116 independent kidney recipients with DSAs at transplant receiving rejection prophylaxis with eculizumab or standard of care (plasma exchange and intravenous Ig) at ten international centers...
February 2018: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
F Eskandary, B Jilma, J Mühlbacher, M Wahrmann, H Regele, N Kozakowski, C Firbas, S Panicker, G C Parry, J C Gilbert, P F Halloran, G A Böhmig
The classical pathway (CP) of complement may contribute to the pathogenesis of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR). Selective CP blockade may be a promising strategy to counteract rejection. The objective of this first-in-patient phase 1b trial was to evaluate the safety/tolerability and CP-blocking potential of four weekly doses (60 mg/kg) of the anti-C1s antibody BIVV009 in complement-mediated disorders. Here we describe the results in a cohort of 10 stable kidney transplant recipients (median of 4.3 years post-transplantation) with late active ABMR and features of CP activation, such as capillary C4d or complement-fixing donor-specific antibodies (DSA)...
October 5, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Dharmendra Jain, Pranav Dorwal, Amit Pande, Neetu Tyagi, Simmi Mehra, Vimarsh Raina
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Various methods have been reported for the detection of antibodies in recipient sera, which can be human leukocyte antigens (HLAs) or non-HLA specific, complement- or noncomplement fixing, as well as donor T (HLA-Class-I) and/or B cell (HLA-Class-I and II) specific. These alloantibodies play a pivotal role in antibody-mediated renal transplantation rejection. Deposition of C4d in peritubular capillaries of a kidney biopsy is a marker of antibody-mediated rejection...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
Juhan Lee, Borae G Park, Hyang Sook Jeong, Youn Hee Park, Sinyoung Kim, Beom Seok Kim, Hye Jin Kim, Kyu Ha Huh, Hyeon Joo Jeong, Yu Seun Kim
RATIONALE: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) is the major immunologic barrier in kidney transplantation (KT). Various desensitization protocols to overcome the HLA barrier have increased the opportunity for transplantation in sensitized patients. In addition, technological advances in solid-phase assays have permitted more comprehensive assessment of donor-specific antibodies. Although various desensitization therapies and immunologic techniques have been developed, the final transplantation decision is still based on the classic complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) crossmatch (XM) technique...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Neetika Garg, Milagros D Samaniego, Dana Clark, Arjang Djamali
The diagnostic criteria for antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) are constantly evolving in light of the evidence. Inclusion of C4d-negative ABMR has been one of the major advances in the Banff Classification in recent years. Currently Banff 2015 classification requires evidence of donor specific antibodies (DSA), interaction between DSA and the endothelium, and acute tissue injury (in the form of microvasculature injury (MVI); acute thrombotic microangiopathy; or acute tubular injury in the absence of other apparent cause)...
October 2017: Transplantation Reviews
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