Y-C Xu-Dubois

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Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of tubular epithelial cells (TECs) may participate in the pathogenesis of renal fibrosis. We performed a prospective study of EMT markers in protocol biopsies obtained 3 months after engraftment from 56 patients who received deceased donor kidneys and who had stable renal function. The presence of EMT was examined,(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary tract infections (UTIs), the most common form of bacterial infection in kidney transplant recipients, recently have been demonstrated to be detrimental for long-term graft outcome. Therefore, reinforcing antibiotic prophylaxis might be vital, in addition to basic hygiene recommendations, surgical care, and prophylaxis by(More)
Urinary messenger RNA (mRNA) quantification is a promising method for noninvasive diagnosis of renal allograft rejection (AR), but the quantification of mRNAs in urine remains challenging due to degradation. RNA normalization may be warranted to overcome these issues, but the strategies of gene normalization have been poorly evaluated. Herein, we address(More)
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