Marian C Clahsen- van Groningen

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Dendritic cells are key players in renal allograft rejection and have been identified as an intrinsic part of the kidney. Here we quantified and phenotyped the dendritic cell populations in well-defined biopsies of 102 patients with acute renal allograft rejection in comparison with 78 available pretransplant biopsies. There was a strong increase in(More)
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping in colorectal cancer may have prognostic and therapeutic significance; however, currently available techniques are not optimal. We hypothesized that the combination of invisible near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent light and ex vivo injection could solve remaining problems of SLN mapping in colorectal cancer. The FLARE imaging(More)
BACKGROUND Steroid-resistant acute rejection is a risk factor for inferior renal allograft outcome. METHODS From 873 kidney transplant recipients (1995-2005), 108 patients with a first rejection episode were selected for study using strict inclusion criteria and clinical endpoint definition. We aimed to predict response to corticosteroid treatment using(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Diffuse C4d staining in peritubular capillaries (PTCs) during an acute rejection episode (ARE) is the footprint of antibody-mediated rejection. In current clinical practice, diffuse C4d+ staining during acute rejection is regarded as an inferior prognostic sign. This case-control study investigated the prognostic role of mere C4d(More)
ARNI [dual AT1 (angiotensin II type 1) receptor-neprilysin inhibition] exerts beneficial effects on blood pressure and kidney function in heart failure, compared with ARB (AT1 receptor blockade) alone. We hypothesized that ARNI improves cardiac and kidney parameters in diabetic TGR(mREN2)27 rats, an angiotensin II-dependent hypertension model. Rats were(More)
BACKGROUND FOXP3+ regulatory T cells (Treg) either originate in the thymus (natural [n]Treg) or are induced in the periphery by antigen exposure and cytokines (induced [i]Treg). It is currently not elucidated which and to what extent these Treg subsets regulate intracardiac allogeneic responses in transplant patients. METHODS By using demethylation of the(More)
BACKGROUND The major challenge in ABO-incompatible transplantation is to minimize antibody-mediated rejection. Effective reduction of the anti-ABO blood group antibodies at the time of transplantation has made ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation a growing practice in our hospital and in centers worldwide. ABO antibodies result from contact with A- and(More)
Acute rejection is a risk factor for inferior long-term kidney transplant survival. Although T cell immunity is considered the main effector in clinical acute rejection, the role of myeloid cells is less clear. Expression of S100 calcium-binding protein A8 (S100A8) and S100A9 was evaluated in 303 biopsies before and after transplantation from 190 patients.(More)
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