Tarek el-Sawy

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Chemokines have been shown to play a critical role in the recruitment of leukocytes to transplanted organs. Animal models and clinical studies have demonstrated predictable temporal and spatial correlations between chemokine production and leukocyte infiltration into allografts. Antagonism of chemokines or chemokine receptors has been shown to delay(More)
A major feature of acute rejection of cardiac allografts is an intense mononuclear cell infiltration accompanied by interferon (IFN)-gamma production. In the current study we tested the role of IFN-gamma in acute rejection of allografts by comparing the histopathology of rejection in wild-type versus IFN-gamma-/- recipients of major histocompatibility(More)
The early inflammatory response within organ allografts is initiated by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and promotes subsequent alloantigen-primed T cell recruitment into and rejection of the graft. Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN)-mediated tissue damage is a primary component of the early inflammation in allograft rejection. We sought to compare and elucidate(More)
BACKGROUND The early inflammatory response during reperfusion of cardiac allografts is initiated by the infiltration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) into the graft. The impact of early PMN infiltration on allograft rejection compared with long-term graft survival remains poorly understood. METHODS AND RESULTS We tested the role of CXCR2, the(More)
Skin but not vascularized cardiac allografts from B6.H-2bm12 mice are acutely rejected by C57BL/6 recipients in response to the single class II MHC disparity. The underlying mechanisms preventing acute rejection of B6.H-2bm12 heart allografts by C57BL/6 recipients were investigated. B6.H-2bm12 heart allografts induced low levels of alloreactive effector T(More)
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