Levels of mycophenolic acid and its glucuronide derivative in the plasma of liver, small bowel and kidney transplant patients receiving tacrolimus and cellcept combination therapy.

@article{Tsaroucha2000LevelsOM,
  title={Levels of mycophenolic acid and its glucuronide derivative in the plasma of liver, small bowel and kidney transplant patients receiving tacrolimus and cellcept combination therapy.},
  author={Alexandra K. Tsaroucha and K E Zucker and Violet Esquenazi and Ludmila De Faria and Joshua M. Miller and Andreas G. Tzakis},
  journal={Transplant immunology},
  year={2000},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          143-6
        }
}
In order to help assess the usefulness of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) as an immunosuppressive agent in recipients of organs other than kidneys, we measured the trough levels of the active metabolite of MMF, mycophenolic acid (MPA), and its inactive glucuronide derivative (MPAG), in the plasma of liver (n = 83) and small bowel transplant patients (n = 15) receiving MMF in combination with tacrolimus. These levels were compared with a group of renal transplant patients (n = 25) receiving the same… CONTINUE READING

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