Monitoring peripheral blood CD4+ adenosine triphosphate activity in a liver transplant cohort: insight into the interplay between hepatitis C virus infection and cellular immunity.

@article{Mendler2008MonitoringPB,
  title={Monitoring peripheral blood CD4+ adenosine triphosphate activity in a liver transplant cohort: insight into the interplay between hepatitis C virus infection and cellular immunity.},
  author={Michel Henry Mendler and Hansen Kwok and Edson Franco and Pedro J. Bar{\'o}n and Jill Weissman and Okechukwu K Ojogho},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={1313-22}
}
Peripheral blood CD4+ adenosine triphosphate [ATP (ng/mL)] release [ImmuKnow Immune Cell Function Assay (ATP)] correlates to immunoreactivity. We hypothesized that ATP levels could provide insight into hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and recurrent liver disease in liver transplantation (LT). We studied our center's LT cohort, in which ATP levels had been measured off protocol from February 2005 through July 2006. Of the 280 LTs performed since 1993, 114 (58.2%) fit the selection criteria… CONTINUE READING