Susanne L. Lindell

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A physiological examination of mice harboring a null allele at the aryl hydrocarbon (Ah) locus revealed that the encoded aryl hydrocarbon receptor plays a role in the resolution of fetal vascular structures during development. Although the aryl hydrocarbon receptor is more commonly studied for its role in regulating xenobiotic metabolism and dioxin(More)
BACKGROUND Donation of kidneys from non-heart beating donors (NHBD) is increasingly being used to expand the donor pool. Warm ischemic injury of these kidneys suffered at harvest results in DGF at transplantation. In this study, we used hypothermic continuous machine perfusion preservation to mitigate this injury using two available solutions. METHODS Dog(More)
The damaging effects of intestinal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) on the gut and remote organs can be attenuated by subjecting the intestine to a prior, less severe I/R insult, a process known as preconditioning. Because intestines of hibernating ground squirrels experience repeated cycles of hypoperfusion and reperfusion, we examined whether hibernation serves(More)
BACKGROUND Eighty percent of donor organs come from donors who have suffered brain trauma (brain-dead donors). This unphysiological state alters the hemodynamic and hormonal status of the organ donor. This can cause organ injury, which has been suggested to alter the immunological or inflammatory status of the organ after transplantation, and may lead to(More)
The UW solution for preservation of the liver, kidney, and pancreas contains a number of components, and the importance of each of these has not been fully resolved. In the studies reported here the importance of glutathione and adenosine is demonstrated in isolated cell models (rabbit renal tubules and rat liver hepatocytes) of hypothermic preservation and(More)
The success of liver grafts is currently limited by the length of time organs are cold preserved before transplant. Novel insights to improve viability of cold-stored organs may emerge from studies with animals that naturally experience low body temperatures (T(b)) for extended periods. In this study, we tested whether livers from hibernating ground(More)
Glycine has been shown to protect renal tubule cells and hepatocytes from ischemia, ATP depletion, and cold storage injury. Glycine may be a useful additive to organ preservation solutions or suppress reperfusion injury by infusion into recipients of liver transplantation. In this study, the effects of glycine on survival and postoperative liver injury were(More)