- No association between transforming growth factor beta gene polymorphism and acute allograft rejection after cardiac transplantationFemke J Bijlsma
Department of Pathology, Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht University Hospital, The Netherlands
Transpl Immunol 10:43-7. 2002..We conclude that genetic variation in the TGF-beta1 gene neither influences the existence of cardiomyopathy nor the incidence of rejection upon HTX...
- No association between IL-10 promoter gene polymorphism and heart failure or rejection following cardiac transplantationF J Bijlsma
Department of Pathology, Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht University Hospital, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tissue Antigens 57:151-3. 2001..This may indicate that in heart transplantation, the total balance of cytokine production is more important for post-transplant rejection activities than the levels of IL-10 as such...
- Donor interleukin-4 promoter gene polymorphism influences allograft rejection after heart transplantationFemke J Bijlsma
Department of Pathology University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
J Heart Lung Transplant 21:340-6. 2002..We investigated whether there was a correlation between SNP genotypes in the IL-4 promoter and heart failure, and rejection after HTX...
- Acute cardiac transplant rejection is associated with low frequencies of interleukin-4 producing helper T-lymphocytes rather than with interleukin-4 promoter or splice variantsFemke J Bijlsma
Department of Pathology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands
Hum Immunol 63:317-23. 2002..The genotype of the promoter SNP and the ratio between wild type/splice variant IL-4 mRNA did not influence the measured frequencies of IL-4 HTL or the presence of transplant rejection itself...