Non-HLA-type endothelial cell reactive alloantibodies in pre-transplant sera of kidney recipients trigger apoptosis.


The vascular endothelium of transplanted organs represents an important target for allograft-directed immune responses. Although HLA antigens expressed on graft endothelial cells (EC) can become targets of the host immune response, the role of other, non-HLA-encoded EC antigens has been proposed but is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate… (More)


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