Jeffrey P Ma

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Ischemia and reperfusion (IR) injury remains a significant problem in clinical liver transplantation. We investigated the effects of lymphocyte depletion with FTY720 in models of warm hepatic IR. Using 60-min partial warm hepatic IR, three groups of rats were studied: Sham--laparotomy alone; Control--water p.o. x 3 d before ischemia; Treatment--FTY720 p.o.(More)
Tetramethylpyrazine is one of the alkaloids contained in Ligusticum wallichii Franch. Ferulic acid is a phenolic compound contained in Ligusticum wallichii Franch and Angelica sinensis (Oliv.) Diels. The present study was carried out to examine the effect of tetramethylpyrazine and ferulic acid and the combined effect of both compounds on spontaneous(More)
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(More)
We examined the effects of early blockade of CD62 selectin-mediated adhesive interactions in steatotic rat liver models of ex vivo cold ischemia followed by reperfusion or transplantation by administration of P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (rPSGL-Ig). In the model of cold ischemia/reperfusion, livers pretreated ex vivo with rPSGL-Ig at harvesting from(More)
AIM To analyze the role of P-selectin in intestinal ischemia and reperfusion injury (IRI) using murine models. METHODS A model of warm IRI wherein the SMA was occluded for 100 minutes was undertaken in the following groups (10 mice per group): Group 1 (control) wild-type (WT) C57BL6, no treatment; Group 2: 0.4 mg/kg of r-PSGL1-lg 10 minutes before and(More)
BACKGROUND Intestinal transplantation (ITx) is severely limited by ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury. This study investigates I/R injury and ameliorates its consequences by using a recombinant protein targeted against selectins (recombinant P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-immunoglobulin [rPSGL-Ig]). METHODS An isogeneic model of ITx was undertaken with(More)
Host sensitization to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens is among the most critical of problems facing heart transplantation. Selectins are postulated to mediate the early adhesive events in the recruitment of leukocytes at the allograft site. We investigated the significance of selectin–P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1)–mediated in(More)
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