Bijan S. Khirabadi

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Avoidance of ice formation during cooling can be achieved by vitrification, which is defined as solidification in an amorphous glassy state that obviates ice nucleation and growth. We show that a vitrification approach to storing vascular tissue results in markedly improved tissue function compared with a standard method involving freezing. The maximum(More)
Tandem scanning confocal microscopy (TSCM) is a noninvasive form of vital microscopy that can be used to evaluate superficial uriniferous tubules in living kidneys. Because TSCM has a number of advantages over conventional microscopic examination of renal biopsies, the present study was undertaken to determine whether the histopathological images obtained(More)
The requirements of organ cryopreservation differ from those of conventional organ preservation. The encouraging results of Karow's group with dog kidneys transplanted after perfusion with more than 4 M dimethyl sulfoxide were based on an RPS-2 (renal preservation solution 2) vehicle solution, but transplantation of rabbit kidneys after perfusion with RPS-2(More)
Cryopreservation of solid organs might be possible using a mixture of cell-permeable agents, cryoprotectants (CPA), which are designed to completely preclude ice crystal formation during cooling to cryogenic temperatures. The effects of a specific prototype solution (VS4) were evaluated by normothermic blood perfusion in vitro. Rabbit kidneys were divided(More)
Accelerated coronary atherosclerosis of cardiac allograft occurs in 30-40% of cardiac transplant patients and remains an unsolved clinical problem. The etiology is unknown and anti-platelet drugs are used without conspicuous success. The inhibitory effect of the octapeptide, angiopeptin on coronary atherosclerosis was studied in a previously described(More)
Increases in urinary excretion of immunoreactive thromboxane B2 (i-TXB2), the stable break-down product of thromboxane A2, have been described in kidney allograft rejection in patients. We investigated these findings by monitoring daily urine i-TXB2 excretion in a heterotopic cardiac allograft rat model using Lewis rats as recipients. In order to obtain(More)
The current report compares the renal physiological impact of a standard vitrification solution, VS41A, as measured by normothermic blood perfusion, to the physiological effects of VS4, a related but more dilute vitrification solution previously shown to be consistently compatible with life support function of transplanted rabbit kidneys. VS41A, which(More)