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Hearts from alpha1,3-galactosyltransferase knockout pigs (GalT-KO, n = 8) were transplanted heterotopically into baboons using an anti-CD154 monoclonal antibody-based regimen. The elimination of the galactose-alpha1,3-galactose epitope prevented hyperacute rejection and extended survival of pig hearts in baboons for 2-6 months (median, 78 d); the(More)
  • Maarten Neelis, Ernst Worrell, +4 authors Wolfgang Eichhammer
  • 2009
Disclaimer The views expressed in this study represent only the views of the authors and not those of the European Commission. The focus of this study is on deriving allocation principles for free allocation of emission allowances under the EU Emission Trading Scheme for the period 2013 – 2020 based on benchmarking and on the application of these principles(More)
Opportunistic invasive fungal infections are a major cause of mortality in immunocompromised patients. Early diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis and proper identification of the causative agent is crucial for guidance of therapy. Accurate differentiation of Aspergillus lentulus, a filamentous fungus often misidentified as atypical Aspergillus fumigatus, is(More)
BACKGROUND Noncirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH) is a newly described life-threatening liver disease of unknown cause in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons. Postulated pathogenesis includes prolonged exposure to antiretroviral therapy, particularly didanosine. METHODS We performed a nested case-control study including 15 patients with(More)
Tissue-invasive disease due to porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) has been demonstrated after pig-to-baboon solid-organ xenotransplantation. Porcine lymphotropic herpesvirus (PLHV)-1 is associated with B cell proliferation and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in swine but has not been observed in(More)
BACKGROUND Xenotransplantation using pigs as the source species for organs carries a potential risk for transmission and activation of porcine herpesviruses. Activation of porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) in pig-to-baboon xenotransplantation is associated with xenograft injury and possibly an increased incidence of consumptive coagulopathy (CC). METHODS To(More)
OBJECTIVES It is still debated if pre-existing minority drug-resistant HIV-1 variants (MVs) affect the virological outcomes of first-line NNRTI-containing ART. METHODS This Europe-wide case-control study included ART-naive subjects infected with drug-susceptible HIV-1 as revealed by population sequencing, who achieved virological suppression on first-line(More)
BACKGROUND Macrophage inhibitory cytokine-1 (MIC-1) is a multifunctional cytokine produced in high amounts by placental tissue. Inhibiting trophoblast invasion and suppressing inflammation through inhibition of macrophage activation, MIC-1 is thought to provide pleiotropic functions in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy. So far, little is known(More)