Successful 96-Hr cold-storage preservation of canine pancreas with UW solution containing the thromboxane A2 synthesis inhibitor OKY046.

Prostanoids, such as prostacyclin (PGI) and thromboxane A2 (TxA), have been recently suggested to play an important role in preservation-induced injury of pancreas grafts. We have previously shown that the TxA synthesis inhibitor OKY046 prevents a decrease of both the PGI/TxA ratio and blood flow in pancreas grafts after 24-hr preservation with Euro-Collins… CONTINUE READING