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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220766/immunological-biomarkers-and-long-term-graft-survival-prospective-follow-up-of-457-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Michał Ciszek, Krzysztof Mucha, Bartosz Foroncewicz, Dorota Żochowska, Maciej Kosieradzki, Tadeusz Grochowiecki, Magdalena Durlik, Andrzej Górski, Leszek Pączek
INTRODUCTION    Antibodies against donor`s human leukocyte antigens (HLA) play a significant role in the pathogenesis of antibody mediated rejection, although their role during the late post-transplant period is unknown. A non-HLA polymorphic antigenic system like major histocompatibility class I chain-related antigen A (MICA) might be another target for antibody responses involved in rejection. OBJECTIVES    We conducted a 7-year prospective study to determine the effect of positivity for anti-HLA and anti-MICA antibodies on kidney graft survival...
February 15, 2017: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211034/infectious-complications-as-the-leading-cause-of-death-after-kidney-transplantation-analysis-of-more-than-10-000-transplants-from-a-single-center
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Flávio de Castro Rodrigues Ferreira, Marina Pontello Cristelli, Mayara Ivani Paula, Henrique Proença, Claudia Rosso Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, José Osmar Medina-Pestana
AIM: To identify specific causes of graft failure in a large sample of kidney transplant patients from a middle-income, developing country. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study analyzing all consecutive single kidney transplants (KTs) performed at a single center in Brazil between January 1st 1998 and December 31st 2013. The database closing date was December 31st 2014. RESULTS: Out of 10,400 KTs, there were 1191 (11.45%) deaths with a functioning graft, 40 cases (0...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193507/identification-of-organ-tissue-types-and-skin-from-forensic-samples-by-microrna-expression-analysis
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Eva Sauer, Antje Extra, Philipp Cachée, Cornelius Courts
The identification of organ tissues in traces recovered from scenes and objects with regard to violent crimes involving serious injuries can be of considerable relevance in forensic investigations. Molecular genetic approaches are provably superior to histological and immunological assays in characterizing organ tissues, and micro-RNAs (miRNAs), due to their cell type specific expression patterns and stability against degradation, emerged as a promising molecular species for forensic analyses, with a range of tried and tested indicative markers...
February 5, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176480/de-novo-thrombotic-microangiopathy-following-simultaneous-pancreas-and-kidney-transplantation-managed-with-eculizumab
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REVIEW
Lani Shochet, John Kanellis, Ian Simpson, Joseph Ta, William Mulley
Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a well-recognised complication following transplantation, often due to an underlying genetic predisposition, medications or rejection. The use of eculizumab in these settings has been previously described, but its role still remains to be clarified. A 45-year-old man, with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus and subsequent end-stage kidney failure, presented for a simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant. Immunologically, he was well matched with the donor, and he received standard induction immunosuppression including tacrolimus...
February 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163207/expression-of-recombinant-surfactant-protein-sfta3-in-the-human-kidney-cell-line-hek-293t
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H Schröder, R Fischer, L Sollfrank, F Paulsen, L Bräuer, M Schicht
Pulmonary surfactant is broadly known to keep the lung dry, clean and open by lowering the surface tension of the fluid-film that lines the alveoli. The surfactant's protein component, the so called surfactant proteins (SPs), make up a multifunctional protein family. In addition to the four "classical" surfactant proteins (SP-A, SP-B, SP-C and SP-D), which possess immunologic as well as surfactant regulatory properties, two novel putative surfactant proteins (SFTA2 and SFTA3) have recently been described. Neither of them shows sequential nor structural similarity with the already known surfactant proteins...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163091/a-prokineticin-like-protein-responds-to-immune-challenges-in-the-gastropod-pest-pomacea-canaliculata
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Alice Accorsi, Stefania Benatti, Eric Ross, Milena Nasi, Davide Malagoli
The golden apple snail Pomacea canaliculata is an invasive pest originating from South America. It has already been retrieved in Asia, the southern United States and more recently in the EU. Aiming to target the immune system of the snail as a way to control its spreading, we have developed organ-specific transcriptomes and looked for molecules controlling replication and differentiation of snail hemocytes. The prokineticin domain-containing protein Astakine 1 is the only cytokine known thus far capable of regulating invertebrate hematopoiesis, and we analyzed the transcriptomes looking for molecules containing a prokineticin domain...
February 2, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151411/immunologic-effects-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system
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Steven D Crowley, Nathan P Rudemiller
Inappropriate activation of the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) exacerbates renal and vascular injury. Accordingly, treatment with global RAS antagonists attenuates cardiovascular risk and slows the progression of proteinuric kidney disease. By reducing BP, RAS inhibitors limit secondary immune activation responding to hemodynamic injury in the target organ. However, RAS activation in hematopoietic cells has immunologic effects that diverge from those of RAS stimulation in the kidney and vasculature. In preclinical studies, activating type 1 angiotensin (AT1) receptors in T lymphocytes and myeloid cells blunts the polarization of these cells toward proinflammatory phenotypes, protecting the kidney from hypertensive injury and fibrosis...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133619/from-humoral-theory-to-performant-risk-stratification-in-kidney-transplantation
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REVIEW
C Lefaucheur, D Viglietti, M Mangiola, A Loupy, A Zeevi
The purpose of the present review is to describe how we improve the model for risk stratification of transplant outcomes in kidney transplantation by incorporating the novel insights of donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (DSA) characteristics. The detection of anti-HLA DSA is widely used for the assessment of pre- and posttransplant risks of rejection and allograft loss; however, not all anti-HLA DSA carry the same risk for transplant outcomes. These antibodies have been shown to cause a wide spectrum of effects on allografts, ranging from the absence of injury to indolent or full-blown acute antibody-mediated rejection...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131494/immunomodulation-by-hyperimmunoglobulins-after-solid-organ-transplantation-beyond-prevention-of-viral-infection
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REVIEW
Rogier van Gent, Herold J Metselaar, Jaap Kwekkeboom
Hyperimmunoglobulins are pharmaceutical formulations of human IgG which contain high titers of antibodies against specific viruses. They have been successfully used in solid organ transplantation (SOT) to prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection. The introduction of effective and cheaper antiviral drugs has resulted in decreasing usage of hyperimmunoglobulins in SOT. However, it may still be attractive to combine antiviral drug therapy with hyperimmunoglobulins after SOT, as there is some evidence that hyperimmunoglobulins, similar to high doses of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIgs), might exert anti-inflammatory activity and thereby prevent immunological graft damage and improve graft and patient survival...
January 19, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129395/primary-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-seronegative-kidney-transplant-patients-is-associated-with-protracted-cold-ischemic-time-of-seropositive-donor-organs
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Fabian Schlott, Dominik Steubl, Dieter Hoffmann, Edouard Matevossian, Jens Lutz, Uwe Heemann, Volker Hösel, Dirk H Busch, Lutz Renders, Michael Neuenhahn
Human Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can lead to primary infection or reactivation in CMV-seronegative or -seropositive kidney transplant recipients, respectively. Complications comprise severe end-organ diseases and acute or chronic transplant rejection. Risk for CMV manifestation is stratified according to the CMV-IgG-serostatus, with donor+/recipient- (D+/R-) patients carrying the highest risk for CMV-replication. However, risk factors predisposing for primary infection in CMV-seronegative recipients are still not fully elucidated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127571/desensitization-overcoming-the-immunologic-barriers-to-transplantation
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REVIEW
Supreet Sethi, Jua Choi, Mieko Toyoda, Ashley Vo, Alice Peng, Stanley C Jordan
HLA (Human Leucocyte Antigen) sensitization is a significant barrier to successful kidney transplantation. It often translates into difficult crossmatch before transplant and increased risk of acute and chronic antibody mediated rejection after transplant. Over the last decade, several immunomodulatory therapies have emerged allowing for increased access to kidney transplantation for the immunologically disadvantaged group of HLA sensitized end stage kidney disease patients. These include IgG inactivating agents, anti-cytokine antibodies, costimulatory molecule blockers, complement inhibitors, and agents targeting plasma cells...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126556/debaryomyces-hansenii-up-regulates-superoxide-dismutase-gene-expression-and-enhances-the-immune-response-and-survival-in-pacific-red-snapper-lutjanus-peru-leukocytes-after-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-infection
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Carlos Angulo, Minerva Maldonado, Karen Delgado, Martha Reyes-Becerril
Application of yeast is increasing to improve welfare and promotes growth in aquaculture. The halotolerant yeast Debaryomyces hansenii is normally a non-pathogenic yeast with probiotic properties and potential source of antioxidant enzymes as superoxide dismutase. Here, first, we characterized the sequence features of MnSOD and icCu/ZnSOD from Pacific red snapper, and second, we evaluated the potential antioxidant immune responses of the marine yeast Debaryomyces hansenii strain CBS004 in leukocytes which were then subjected to Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection...
January 23, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122486/choice-of-induction-in-the-era-of-single-antigen-bead-testing-an-idiosyncratic-case-report
#13
Alexandre Hertig
Use of induction therapy after kidney transplant is based on immunologic risk status, but accurate assessment of risk in the era of advanced immunologic testing can be complex. Here, we describe the case of a young kidney recipient who had a Castleman disease, often regarded as a benign lymphoma. Our patient, a white male patient with Castleman disease, underwent a first kidney transplant with rabbit antithymocyte globulin induction but returned to dialysis after primary nonfunction occurred. A second donor became available who shared 3 class I HLA antigens with the first donor, but only low-level isolated donor-specific antibodies toward HLA-Cw were detected (mean fluorescence intensity < 1000)...
February 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120462/research-priority-setting-in-organ-transplantation-a-systematic-review
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Allison Tong, Benedicte Sautenet, Jeremy R Chapman, Claudia Harper, Peter MacDonald, Nicholas Shackel, Sally Crowe, Camilla Hanson, Sophie Hill, Anneliese Synnot, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: Barriers to access and long-term complications remain a challenge in transplantation. Further advancements may be achieved through research priority setting with patient engagement to strengthen its relevance. We evaluated research priority setting in solid organ transplantation and described stakeholder priorities. METHODS: Databases were searched to October 2016. We synthesized the findings descriptively. RESULTS: The 28 studies (n=2071 participants) addressed kidney (9 [32%]), heart (7 [25%]), liver (3 [11%]), lung (1 [4%]), pancreas (1 [4%]), and non-specified organ transplantation (7 [25%]) using consensus conferences, expert panel meetings, workshops, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and the Delphi technique...
January 25, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117931/role-of-intrinsic-graft-vs-extrinsic-host-factors-in-the-growth-of-transplanted-organs-following-allogeneic-and-xenogeneic-transplantation
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Tatsu Tanabe, Hironosuke Watanabe, Jigesh A Shah, Hisashi Sahara, Akira Shimizu, Shunichiro Nomura, Arsenoi Asfour, Makenzie Danton, Lennan Boyd, Adrienne Dardenne Meyers, Dilrukshi K Ekanayake-Alper, David H Sachs, Kazuhiko Yamada
In our studies of life-supporting GalT-KO pig-to-baboon kidneys, we have found that some recipients developed increased serum creatinine with growth of the grafts, without histologic or immunologic evidence of rejection. We hypothesized that the rapid growth of orthotopic pig grafts in smaller baboon recipients may have led to deterioration of organ function. To test this hypothesis for both kidneys and lungs, we have assessed whether the growth of outbred (Yorkshire) organ transplants in miniature swine is regulated by intrinsic (graft) or extrinsic (host environment) factors...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114171/long-term-outcomes-of-kidney-transplantation-in-patients-with-high-levels-of-preformed-dsa-the-necker-high-risk-transplant-program
#16
Lucile Amrouche, Olivier Aubert, Caroline Suberbielle, Marion Rabant, Jean-Paul Duong Van Huyen, Frank Martinez, Rebecca Sberro-Soussan, Anne Scemla, Claire Tinel, Renaud Snanoudj, Julien Zuber, Ruy Cavalcanti, Marc-Olivier Timsit, Lionel Lamhaut, Dany Anglicheau, Alexandre Loupy, Christophe Legendre
BACKGROUND: There is an increasing number of anti-HLA sensitized and highly sensitized renal transplant candidates on waiting lists, and the presence of donor-specific alloantibodies (DSAs) at the time of transplantation leads to acute and chronic antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR). Acceptable short-term outcomes have been described, notably because of desensitization protocols, but mid- and long-term data are still required. METHODS: Our high immunologic risk program included 95 patients with high peak or day-0 DSA levels (mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) > 3000) with a CDC negative crossmatch, who received a posttransplant desensitization protocol starting at day-0 with high-dose IVIg, plasma exchanges and eventually rituximab...
January 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114169/outcomes-of-pregnancies-after-kidney-transplantation-lessons-learned-from-ckd-a-comparison-of-transplanted-nontransplanted-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-and-low-risk-pregnancies-a-multicenter-nationwide-analysis
#17
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu, Rossella Attini, Martina Gerbino, Paola Todeschini, Maria Luisa Perrino, Ana Maria Manzione, Gian Benedetto Piredda, Elisa Gnappi, Flavia Caputo, Giuseppe Montagnino, Vincenzo Bellizzi, Pierluigi Di Loreto, Francesca Martino, Domenico Montanaro, Michele Rossini, Santina Castellino, Marilisa Biolcati, Federica Fassio, Valentina Loi, Silvia Parisi, Elisabetta Versino, Antonello Pani, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation (KT) may restore fertility in CKD. The reasons why materno-foetal outcomes are still inferior to the overall population are only partially known. Comparison with the CKD population may offer some useful insights for management and counselling.Aim of this study was to analyse the outcomes of pregnancy after KT, compared with a large population of non-transplanted CKD patients and with low-risk control pregnancies, observed in Italy the new millennium...
January 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111042/-immunotherapy-in-uropathology
#18
Virginie Verkarre, Hélène Roussel, Clémence Granier, Eric Tartour, Yves Allory
The algorithms for treatment of metastatic cancers are evolving due to positive results obtained with immunotherapy. Therapeutics approaches to stimulate the immune system have already been used in the treatment of kidney and bladder cancer, such as the administration of cytokines and BCG therapy, confirming the immunogenicity of these tumors. The aim of immunotherapies is not only to activate the immune system against tumor cells, but also to take into account the tumor-induced suppressive microenvironment, in particular by removing the anergy of T-cell lymphocytes, and by targeting the co-stimulation inhibitors molecules...
February 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107277/suppressive-effect-of-1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d3-on-th17-immune-responses-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-with-tacrolimus-based-immunosuppression
#19
Byung Ha Chung, Bo-Mi Kim, Kyoung Chan Doh, Ji-Won Min, Mi-La Cho, Kyoung Woon Kim, Chul Woo Yang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 can regulate Th17-related-immune responses in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) being treated with tacrolimus (Tac)-based immunosuppression. METHODS: First, we evaluated the effect of 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25(OH)2D3) on Th17-immune responses in an in vitro study using peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy volunteers or KTRs. Next, we investigated mTOR/STAT3 signaling as a mechanism by which 1,25(OH)2D3 exerted its effect on T cells using the Jurkat cell line...
October 6, 2016: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105368/clinical-and-immunologic-correlates-of-response-to-pd-1-blockade-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-renal-medullary-carcinoma
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Kathryn E Beckermann, Pradeep C Jolly, Ju Y Kim, Jennifer Bordeaux, Igor Puzanov, W Kimryn Rathmell, Douglas B Johnson
BACKGROUND: Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a rare kidney tumor that occurs in adolescent and young adults, typically in association with sickle cell trait. RMC exhibits rapid disease progression, frequent metastases at diagnosis, and dismal clinical outcomes. Currently available therapies, including cisplatin-based combination chemotherapy, multi-tyrosine kinase, and mTOR inhibitor strategies demonstrate either transient responses or minimal activity. Therefore, further molecular characterization and additional treatment strategies are urgently needed in this aggressive disease...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
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