Bronchoalveolar immunologic profile of acute human lung transplant allograft rejection.

@article{Gregson2008BronchoalveolarIP,
  title={Bronchoalveolar immunologic profile of acute human lung transplant allograft rejection.},
  author={Aric L Gregson and Aki Hoji and Rajan Saggar and David J. Ross and Bernard Michael Kubak and Beth D. Jamieson and S. Samuel Weigt and Joseph Pedulla Lynch and Abbas A Ardehali and John A Belperio and Otto O Yang},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 7},
  pages={1056-9}
}
Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) offers a potential means to diagnose acute rejection and could provide insight into the immune mechanisms responsible for lung allograft rejection. Transbronchial biopsies from 29 bronchoscopic procedures were assessed for rejection. Concurrent BALF lymphocyte subsets were examined by flow cytometry, including CD4 and CD8 T cells and their activation status by CD38 expression, natural killer (NK), NK-like T (NT), B, regulatory T, and invariant receptor NK-T… CONTINUE READING