Lars Burdorf

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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to examine whether the effect of coronary stenoses of variable severity on myocardial perfusion can be quantitatively assessed in vivo by analysis of fluorescent cardiac imaging (FCI) compared with the gold standard, the fluorescent microsphere method. FCI is a novel technology to visualize coronary vessels(More)
Pig organs are at risk for hyperacute and acute vascular rejection mediated by anti-pig antibodies, mainly binding to the Galalpha(1,3)Gal epitope. Acute cellular rejection is characterized by progressive infiltration of mononuclear cells. There is an ongoing search for immunosuppressive regimens that provide adequate protection against all patterns of(More)
INTRODUCTION Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors offer the possibility to transfer genes to a wide range of organ and cell types. To determine the efficiency of AAV-mediated gene transfer to cardiac cells, vectors were administered to the heart under various conditions. METHODS In Sprague-Dawley rats, AAV vectors based on serotype 2 and coding for(More)
In recent years, ex vivo lung perfusion has emerged as an effective tool for increasing the number of available lungs accepted for transplant. As ex vivo lung perfusion use becomes more widespread, questions have arisen regarding the metabolic activity of the donor lung during ex vivo lung perfusion, optimal perfusion-ventilation strategy, and which(More)
BACKGROUND Genetically modified pigs are a promising potential source of lung xenografts. Ex vivo xenoperfusion is an effective platform for testing the effect of new modifications, but typical experiments are limited by testing of a single genetic intervention and small sample sizes. The purpose of this study was to analyze the individual and aggregate(More)
BACKGROUND Although transplantation of genetically modified porcine livers into baboons has yielded recipient survival for up to 7 days, survival is limited by profound thrombocytopenia, which becomes manifest almost immediately after revascularization, and by subsequent coagulopathy. Porcine von Willebrand's factor (VWF), a glycoprotein that adheres to(More)
We describe the incidence of early graft failure (EGF, defined as loss of function from any cause within 3 days after transplant) in a large cohort of GalTKO pig organs transplanted into baboons in three centers, and the effect of additional expression of a human complement pathway-regulatory protein, CD46 or CD55 (GalTKO.hCPRP). Baboon recipients of(More)
Evaluation of lungs from GalTKO.hCD46 pigs, genetically modified to lack the galactose-α(1,3)-galactose epitope (GalTKO) and to express human CD46, a complement regulatory protein, has not previously been described. Physiologic, hematologic and biochemical parameters during perfusion with heparinized fresh human blood were measured for 33 GalTKO.hCD46,(More)
Human organ transplantation has improved duration and quality of life for many people, but its full potential is critically limited by short supply of available organs. One solution is xenotransplantation, although this comes with its own set of challenges. Lungs in particular are highly sensitive to injury, during the transplantation process generally, and(More)
Study of lung xenografts has proven useful to understand the remaining barriers to successful transplantation of other organ xenografts. In this chapter, the history and current status of lung xenotransplantation are briefly reviewed and two different experimental models, the ex vivo porcine-to-human lung perfusion and the in vivo xenogeneic lung(More)