The clinicopathological relevance of pretransplant anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibodies in renal transplantation.

@article{Lee2017TheCR,
  title={The clinicopathological relevance of pretransplant anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibodies in renal transplantation.},
  author={Juhan Lee and Kyu Ha Huh and Yongjung Park and Borae G Park and Jaeseok Yang and Jong Cheol Jeong and Joongyub Lee and Jae Berm Park and Jang-Hee Cho and Sik Lee and Han Ro and Seungyeup Han and Myoung Soo Kim and Yu Seun Kim and Sung Joo Kim and C D Kim and Wookyung Chung and Sung-Bae Park and Curie Ahn},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={1244-1250}
}
Background Anti-angiotensin II type 1 receptor antibodies (AT1R-Abs) have been suggested as a risk factor for graft failure and acute rejection (AR). However, the prevalence and clinical significance of pretransplant AT1R-Abs have seldom been evaluated in Asia. Methods In this multicenter, observational cohort study, we tested the AT1R-Abs in pretransplant serum samples obtained from 166 kidney transplant recipients. Statistical analysis was used to set a threshold AT1R-Abs level at 9.05 U/mL… CONTINUE READING
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