- HLA mismatching increases the risk of BK virus nephropathy in renal transplant recipientsYehia Awadalla
Departments of Pathology and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
Am J Transplant 4:1691-6. 2004..We propose that HLA mismatching promotes the development of BKV nephropathy through rejection-related inflammatory processes and heavy immunosuppression which cause virus reactivation and injury of the tubular epithelium...
- Retransplant candidates have donor-specific antibodies that react with structurally defined HLA-DR,DQ,DP epitopesRene J Duquesnoy
Division of Transplantation Pathology and Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
Transpl Immunol 18:352-60. 2008..These data demonstrate that HLA class II reactive sera display distinct specificity patterns associated with structurally defined epitopes on different HLA-D alleles...
- Serum analysis after transplant nephrectomy reveals restricted antibody specificity patterns against structurally defined HLA class I mismatchesOyedele A Adeyi
Division of Transplantation Pathology and CLSI Tissue Typing Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Thomas E Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261 USA
Transpl Immunol 14:53-62. 2005..It provides also opportunities for determining the relative immunogenicity of mismatched triplets...