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Hla antibody monitoring

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
Nataša Katalinić, Marina Fućak, Tajana Crnić, Milena Ćurković, Alma Starčević, Sanja Balen
BACKGROUND: The introduction of more sensitive techniques, such as Luminex® for HLA antibody screening of patients awaiting organ transplantation has resulted in a better understanding of transplantation immunology and improvements in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: The interpretation of the results obtained only by Luminex® can lead to inaccurate evaluation of a patient's antibody status and unjustified rejection of a potential organ donor. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the benefits of performing HLA antibody screening in the sera of patients on the waiting list for organ transplantation by two different assays, complement dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) and Luminex®...
October 14, 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Jeffrey Ma, Anita Patel, Kathryn Tinckam
This review paper discusses the impact of de novo donor-specific antibodies (DSA) to donor HLA antigens in kidney transplantation and summarizes the benefits and challenges that exist with DSA monitoring. Post-transplant DSA is associated with worse allograft outcomes and its detection may precede or coincide with clinical, biochemical, and histologic allograft dysfunction. There are no absolute features of DSA testing results that perfectly discriminate between states of disease and health. In a state of antibody-associated graft dysfunction, removal or reduction in DSA may only provide clinical benefit for some...
September 2016: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Shinji Kunishima, Kunio Yanagisawa, Yohei Osaki, Yuri Uchiyama, Naomichi Matsumoto, Hideaki Tokiniwa, Jun Horiguchi, Yoshihisa Nojima, Hiroshi Handa
Perioperative hemostatic management is a challenge in patients with Glanzmann thrombasthenia (GT). The standard means of preventing surgical bleeding in GT patients is platelet transfusion. However, GT patients often possess alloantibodies against GPIIb/IIIa and/or HLA, which cause resistance to platelet transfusion. HLA-matched platelet transfusion, plasmapheresis, or recombinant human-activated factor VII (rFVIIa) are alternative interventions in such cases. Monitoring of hemostasis is also critical in the management of GT patients who undergo surgery...
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Hematology
Caroline Venzon Thomas, Elisa Kern de Castro, Ivan Carlos Ferreira Antonello
BACKGROUND: The relationship between personality and health is frequently studied in scientific research. This study investigated the clinical/biochemical course of kidney transplant patients based on personality traits. METHODS: A longitudinal study assessed 114 kidney transplant patients (men = 68 and women = 46) with an average age of 47.72 years (SD = 11.4). Personality was evaluated using the Brazilian Factorial Personality Inventory (BFP/Big Five Model)...
August 10, 2016: Renal Failure
E N Broeders, A Hamade, F El Mountahi, J Racapé, J-M Hougardy, A Le Moine, P Vereerstraeten
BACKGROUND: Polyomavirus (PV) is a major cause of kidney graft disease. Monitoring by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on blood is currently recommended. In order to avoid irreversible lesions, we investigated the clinical impact of preemptive reduction of immunosuppression (IS) in kidney transplant recipients (KTR) upon detection of high urinary PV (Upv) load, including BK virus and JC virus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 2000 to 2011, in our single center, 789 consecutive KTR were distributed into 4 groups, according to the maximal Upv levels (by PCR) during the first year and the therapeutic option: (A) Upv <10(4) copies (cp)/mL (n = 573), (B) ≥10(4) Upv <10(7) cp/mL (n = 100), and (C) Upv ≥ 10(7) cp/mL (n = 116); in group C, the IS drug doses were reduced in sub-group Ca (n = 102) only, as 14 patients (sub-group Cb) were at risk for graft rejection...
September 12, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Henry Watson, Rupaly Pande, Shahid Farid, Clare Ecuyer, Richard Baker, Brendan Clarke, Niaz Ahmad
3rd party donor vessels are often used for vascular reconstruction in organ transplantation. While current practice ensures that 3rd party vessels are blood group matched, HLA matching to the non-intended recipient is not performed. This practice potentially sensitizes the recipient and may reduce their future chance of renal transplant from a larger pool of donors. We examined our cohort of renal transplant recipients who received non-HLA-matched 3rd party vessels for the de-novo development of donor-specific HLA antibodies...
August 20, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
Kota Takahashi, Kazuhide Saito, Shiro Takahara, Shohei Fuchinoue, Takashi Yagisawa, Atsushi Aikawa, Yoshihiko Watarai, Norio Yoshimura, Kazunari Tanabe, Kunio Morozumi, Motohide Shimazu
BACKGROUND: Deceased organ donations are rare in Japan, with most kidney transplants performed from a limited number of living donors. Researchers have thus developed highly successful ABO-incompatible transplantation procedures, emphasizing preoperative desensitization and postoperative immunosuppression. A recent open-label, single-arm, multicenter clinical study prospectively examined the efficacy and safety of rituximab/mycophenolate mofetil desensitization in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation without splenectomy...
August 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Antonietta Picascia, Vincenzo Grimaldi, Claudio Napoli
The complex polymorphism of the HLA genes and the need of a proper identification of anti-HLA antibodies have led to continuously develop novel practical and feasible technologies in the field of organ and tissue transplantation. Technologies to identify HLA molecules have evolved from the serological to the molecular methods and a true innovation in the DNA sequencing has taken place with the development of next generation sequencing. An interesting field to explore is how the information resulting from the HLA-DNA sequencing can be applied in the clinical setting by including the alloimmunization assessment...
October 2016: Transplantation Reviews
Seung Hwan Song, Borae G Park, Juhan Lee, Myoung Soo Kim, Yu Seun Kim, Hyon-Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, the presence of antibodies against human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-C and DP was considered to be associated with only a low risk of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in kidney transplantation (KT), because the antigenicities of these proteins are weak. However, the clinical effects of HLA-C and -DP donor-specific HLA antibodies (DSHAs) have recently been reevaluated. METHODS: Here, we report the case of a retransplant patient with positive flow cytometry crossmatch (FCXM) and high level of HLA-DP DSHA who was desensitized using rituximab, plasmapheresis, and intravenous immunoglobulin...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
A Nocera, A Tagliamacco, M Cioni, A Innocente, I Fontana, G Barbano, A Carrea, M Ramondetta, A Sementa, S Basso, G Quartuccio, C Klersy, M Bertocchi, E Verrina, G Garibotto, G M Ghiggeri, M Cardillo, P Comoli, F Ginevri
Donor-specific HLA antibody (DSA)-mediated graft injury is the major cause of kidney loss. Among DSA characteristics, graft homing has been suggested as an indicator of severe tissue damage. We analyzed the role of de novo DSA (dnDSA) graft homing on kidney transplantation outcome. Graft biopsy specimens and parallel sera from 48 nonsensitized pediatric kidney recipients were analyzed. Serum samples and eluates from graft biopsy specimens were tested for the presence of dnDSAs with flow bead technology. Intragraft dnDSAs (gDSAs) were never detected in the absence of serum dnDSAs (sDSAs), whereas in the presence of sDSAs, gDSAs were demonstrated in 72% of biopsy specimens...
August 8, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
Vadim Jucaud, Mepur H Ravindranath, Paul I Terasaki
BACKGROUND: Single antigen beads (SAB) are used for monitoring HLA antibodies in pre- and post-transplant patients despite the discrepancy between virtual and actual crossmatch results and transplant outcomes. This discrepancy can be attributed to the presence of conformational variants of HLA-I on SAB, assessment of which would increase the concordance between SAB and flow cytometry crossmatch (FCXM) results, thus enabling improved organ accessibility for the waiting list patients and a better prediction of AMR...
August 5, 2016: Transplantation
Denis Viglietti, Alexandre Loupy, Dewi Vernerey, Carol Bentlejewski, Clément Gosset, Olivier Aubert, Jean-Paul Duong van Huyen, Xavier Jouven, Christophe Legendre, Denis Glotz, Adriana Zeevi, Carmen Lefaucheur
The diagnosis system for allograft loss lacks accurate individual risk stratification on the basis of donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (anti-HLA DSA) characterization. We investigated whether systematic monitoring of DSA with extensive characterization increases performance in predicting kidney allograft loss. This prospective study included 851 kidney recipients transplanted between 2008 and 2010 who were systematically screened for DSA at transplant, 1 and 2 years post-transplant, and the time of post-transplant clinical events...
August 4, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
J Rashidi-Alavijeh, A Heinold, K Willuweit, H A Baba, P A Horn, A Paul, O Witzke, G Gerken, K Herzer
BACKGROUND: Donor-specific antibodies (DSAs) are increasingly being considered a cause of complications after liver transplant (LT). However, neither monitoring of DSAs nor the appropriate therapeutic procedures for humoral graft damage are yet standardized. Here we report a case of DSA-positive humoral rejection after LT that was successfully treated with plasmapheresis and immunoglobulins. METHODS: Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-specific DSAs were detected by Luminex bead assay...
July 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Eytan Breman, Jurjen M Ruben, Kees L Franken, Mirjam H M Heemskerk, Dave L Roelen, Frans H Claas, Cees van Kooten
In organ transplantation, alloantigens are taken up by antigen presenting cells and presented via the indirect pathway to T-cells which in turn can induce allograft rejection. Monitoring of these T-cells is of major importance; however no reliable assay is available to routinely monitor indirect allorecognition. Recently we showed that HLA monomers can be successfully used to monitor indirect allorecognition. Targeting antigens to endocytic receptors on antigen presenting cells may further enhance the presentation of antigens via HLA class II and improve the efficiency of this assay...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Ill-Min Chung, Sarada Ketharnathan, Muthu Thiruvengadam, Govindasamy Rajakumar
Over 70 different genetic variants with a significant association with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have been discovered. Anti-citrullination protein antibodies (ACPA)-positive RA variants are more well-defined than their ACPA-negative counterparts. The human leukocyte antigen, HLA-DRB1 locus remains the prime suspect in anti-citrullination protein antibodies (ACPA)-positive RA. Different HLA-DRB1 alleles are linked to RA susceptibility across different ethnicities. With evolving techniques, like genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays, more non-HLA susceptibility loci have been identified for both types of RA...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Kendra Vehik, Kristian F Lynch, Desmond A Schatz, Beena Akolkar, William Hagopian, Marian Rewers, Jin-Xiong She, Olli Simell, Jorma Toppari, Anette-G Ziegler, Åke Lernmark, Ezio Bonifacio, Jeffrey P Krischer
OBJECTIVE: β-Cell autoantibodies are a feature of the preclinical phase of type 1 diabetes. Here, we asked how frequently they revert in a cohort of children at risk for type 1 diabetes and whether reversion has any effect on type 1 diabetes risk. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Children were up to 10 years of age and screened more than once for insulin autoantibody, GAD antibody, and insulinoma antigen-2 antibodies. Persistent autoantibody was defined as an autoantibody present on two or more consecutive visits and confirmed in two reference laboratories...
September 2016: Diabetes Care
Anat R Tambur, Denis Glotz, Nancy D Herrera, Erik N Chatroop, Tal Roitberg, John J Friedewald, David Gjertson
Antibody removal therapies are used for patients with antibody-mediated-rejection or those requiring desensitization to become transplantable. Accurate measurement of antibody levels prior to, and during treatment, are required to choose the best therapeutic approach, and to provide measure of treatment efficacy. Currently, the FDA does not regard solid-phase assays for HLA-antibody identification as a reliable surrogate-marker for treatment efficacy. Serum samples from 40 patients (58 assays; >2200 positive data points) undergoing antibody-removal-therapies were tested as sample-pairs, pre- and post-treatment...
August 2016: Human Immunology
Pernille Koefoed-Nielsen, Claus Bistrup, Mette Christiansen
Transplanting immunized patients requires immunological monitoring in the pretransplant phase to follow reduction of donor specific HLA antibodies (DSA) after Staphylococcus aureus protein A (SPA) immunoadsorption (IA) or therapeutic plasma exchange followed by IVIG and Rituximab administration. Pretreatment aims to significantly reduce DSA strength. The Tissue Typing Lab at Aarhus University Hospital performs immunological monitoring of approximately 150 kidney transplantation patients per year from two transplant centers...
June 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
B Sean Carey, Kim Boswijk, Mazen Mabrok, Peter A Rowe, Andrew Connor, Imran Saif, Anthony Poles
Luminex single antigen bead (SAB) assays have become an essential tool in monitoring the status of antibody to the Human Leucocyte Antigen (HLA) of patients both before and after transplantation. In addition SAB data is used to aid risk stratification to assess immunological risk of humoral rejection in solid organ transplantation (CTAG/BTAG guidelines) [1]. Increasingly laboratories are reporting false negative results at high antibody titre due to a prozone effect. Here we report a case study where the prozone effect led to a false negative antibody result that could have resulted in adverse outcome...
July 2016: Transplant Immunology
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