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BACKGROUND & AIMS Fractionated plasma separation and adsorption (FPSA) is an extracorporeal procedure that supports liver function by removing endogenous toxins that cause complications from acute-on-chronic liver failure (AOCLF). We performed a randomized trial to investigate survival of patients with AOCLF treated with FPSA. METHODS Patients with AOCLF(More)
Arylsulfatase (aryl-sulfate sulfohdydrolase, EC has been purified from SO4-2-minus-starved cells of Chlamydomonas reinhardti. The enzyme was isolated from acetone-powder extract by (NH4)2SO4 precipitation, Sephadex G-200 filtration and ion-exchange chromatography. Only one fraction of aryl-sulfatase was found. The final preparation was homogenous(More)
The green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardti synthesizes arylsulfatase (arylsulfate sulfohydrolase EC by derepression when the concentration of SO4-2-minus in the growth medium is less than about 5-10-minus 5 M. The following observations indicate that the arylsulfatase enzyme is stable while its mRNA was unstable: (1) The increase in enzyme activity(More)
BACKGROUND In gouty arthritis, monosodium urate (MSU) crystals interact with monocytes and neutrophils to produce inflammatory reactions associated with acute synovitis. In patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), gouty arthritis is a rare condition despite often severe hyperuricaemia. We wondered whether differences in the secretion of proinflammatory(More)
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) is a life-threatening complication after solid-organ transplantation, which is mediated by host-reactive donor T cells emigrating from the allograft. We report on two liver transplant recipients who developed an almost complete donor chimerism in peripheral blood and bone marrow-infiltrating T cells during aGVHD. By(More)
INTRODUCTION Drug-induced tubulointerstitial nephritis and acute tubular necrosis are common, and are often caused by drugs especially antibiotics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Drug-induced liver dysfunction and renal failure after subcutaneous injection of phosphatidylcholine was not reported so far. 3-sn-Phosphatidylcholine has been described(More)