Josette Marie Eris

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A series of immunoglobulin (Ig)-transgenic mice were generated to study the functional capabilities of the IgM and IgD classes of B lymphocyte antigen receptor in regulating both cellular development and responses to specific antigen. B cells from Ig-transgenic mice expressing either hen-egg lysozyme (HEL)-specific IgM or IgD alone were compared with B(More)
Two prospective, randomized studies evaluated everolimus 1.5 vs. 3 mg/day with steroids and low-exposure cyclosporine (CsA) (C2 monitoring) in de novo renal transplant patients. Everolimus dosing was adjusted to maintain a minimum trough level of 3 ng/mL. Study 1 (A2306; n=237) had no induction therapy; in Study 2 (A2307; n=256) basiliximab was administered(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of centre variation in renal transplantation outcome provides an opportunity to examine differences in quality of care between centres. However, differences in outcome may represent differences in patient factors between centres and be biased by sampling variability and inadequate data ascertainment. METHODS Differences in 12-month(More)
Kidney transplant recipients receiving calcineurin inhibitor-based immunosuppression incur increased long-term risks of cancer and kidney fibrosis. Switch to mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitors may reduce these risks. Steroid or Cyclosporin Removal After Transplant using Everolimus (SOCRATES), a 36-month, prospective, multinational, open-label,(More)
BACKGROUND Interleukin 18 (IL-18) is primarily a macrophage-derived, pro-inflammatory cytokine. As macrophages can act as effector cells in acute rejection, we examined the role of IL-18 in a rat model of acute renal allograft rejection. METHODS Life-sustaining orthotopic DA to Lewis allograft and Lewis-Lewis isograft kidney transplants were performed. In(More)
Background. The demand for deceased donor kidneys far outweighs the supply. The rate of living kidney donation (LKD) has been steadily increasing worldwide and is associated with excellent outcomes for the recipient. With respect to donors' outcomes, however, a strong evidence base is lacking. This study explores the attitudes and perceptions of Australian(More)
The proliferation signal inhibitor everolimus (Certican), has demonstrated efficacy with full-dose cyclosporine (CsA) (Neoral). Two multicenter randomized controlled studies were performed to compare 12-month efficacy and safety of everolimus 1.5 and 3.0 mg/day with reduced-dose CsA. Study 1 enrolled 237 de novo renal allograft recipients, randomizing 222(More)
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