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ABO-incompatible (ABOI) living donor kidney transplantation has become a well-accepted practice with standard protocols using perioperative antibody-depleting therapies to lower blood group titers to an acceptable threshold for transplantation. However, a subset of patients will experience accelerated antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) after ABOI kidney(More)
Nedd4-2 has been proposed to play a critical role in regulating epithelial Na+ channel (ENaC) activity. Biochemical and overexpression experiments suggest that Nedd4-2 binds to the PY motifs of ENaC subunits via its WW domains, ubiquitinates them, and decreases their expression on the apical membrane. Phosphorylation of Nedd4-2 (for example by Sgk1) may(More)
The case of a 12-year-old with a hybrid CFH/CFHL1 gene and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) that had previously developed native kidney and then renal allograft loss is reported. This case illustrates the relatively common occurrence of renal loss from the late presentation of aHUS. Also presented is a protocol for the pre-emptive use of eculizumab(More)
Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) of the L-myc gene was examined in DNAs from primary tumour tissues and peripheral blood cells (PBC) of 76 Indian patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, and PBC from 101 normal healthy volunteers. The patients and the normal healthy volunteers were classified into three genetic types(More)
Effective improvement in sorghum crop development necessitates a genomics-based approach to identify functional genes and QTLs. Sequenced in 2009, a comprehensive annotation of the sorghum genome and the development of functional genomics resources is key to enable the discovery and deployment of regulatory and metabolic genes and gene networks for crop(More)
  • R Nair
  • 2006
The entity of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), oddly, includes several distinct changes involving glomeruli that need not be focal, segmental, or even sclerotic. It is fitting to rethink our nosological approach to FSGS, which has focused on descriptive morphological entities. Rather, we should consider them as 'podocytopathies' - diseases with an(More)
Membranous nephropathy is a common cause of adult nephrotic syndrome, with recent evidence suggesting that 70% of idiopathic disease is associated with anti-Phospholipase A(2) receptor autoantibodies. We describe a 63-year-old man with membranous nephropathy who underwent a kidney transplant and developed recurrent membranous nephropathy with fine granular(More)
AIM To molecularly characterize hepatitis B virus (HBV) isolates from Kerala and to relate them to the clinical manifestation of infection. METHODS Sera and clinical data were collected from 91 patients diagnosed with chronic HBV infection and HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HBV from 44 HCC, 22 cirrhotic and 25 chronic hepatitis patients were(More)
Cigarette smoking may have harmful effects on both native and transplant kidneys. Although a causal relationship was not shown, nodular glomerulosclerosis was reported in association with long-term cigarette smoking. We report a 48-year-old woman with a long-term history of smoking who underwent cadaveric renal transplantation. A renal biopsy to assess a(More)