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Article: [Impact of PEG-packed islets upon anti-rejection therapy in homogeneous murine islet transplantation].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To investigate the impact of polyethylene glycols (PEG) upon islet survival in homogeneous murine islet transplantation and understand the impact of PEGylation in combination with rapamycin upon anti-rejection therapy in homogeneous mice islet transplantation. The subcutaneously pre-vascularized STZ-induced diabetic mice treated with transplanted islets of BALB/c mice were randomly divided into 6 groups: Group A with normal mice islets; Group B with PEG-packed islets; Group C with normal mice islets and 1.5 mg x kg(-1) x d(-1) rapamycin; Group D with PEG-packed islets and 1.5 mg x kg(-1) x d(-1) rapamycin; Group E with normal mice islets and 3 mg x kg(-1) x d(-1) rapamycin; Group F with PEG-packed islets and 3 mg x kg(-1) x d(-1) rapamycin. The post-transplantation blood glucose was monitored. Transplanted islets were analyzed by H&E and insulin immunostain. The survival time in group B was significantly prolonged as compared with group A (P < 0.01). The survival time in group C were (35.0 +/- 3.1) d and groups D, E, F had survival of up to 6 weeks. Transplantation sites of group A were observed with a more abundant infiltration of immune cells than group B. And the unmodified islets in group A were completely destroyed after transplantation. Insulin-positive islet cells were not detected at the entire transplantation site in group A while the presence was found at the transplantation site in group B. PEG-packed islets can significantly improve the survival time of transplanted islets. When combined with rapamycin, it can reduce the dose of rapamycin.Zhonghua yi xue za zhi 12/2009; 89(48):3437-40.
Article: [Effect of heme oxugenase-1 on delayed xenograft rejection: experiment of guinea pig-to-rat liver xenotransplantation].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To investigate the effects and mechanism of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in liver xenotransplantation and mechanism thereof. Thirty male guinea-pigs used as donors were injected intravenously with cobra venom factor (CVF) and then randomly divided into 3 groups 24 hours after: Group A injected intraperineally with NaCl, Group B injected intraperineally with cobalt-protoporphyrin (CoPP), heme oxygenase-1 inducer, and Group C injected intraperineally with CoPP and zinc protoporphyrin (ZnPP), HO-1 inhibitor zinc before their livers were harvested. Thirty male SD rats used as recipients underwent the above-mentioned treatment 24 hours before receiving the xenografts. Five pairs of guinea pigs and rats in each group underwent collection of blood and liver tissues 3 hours after the recovery of blood perfusion in the transplanted livers for detection of serum enzymes by biochemical methods and expression of HO-1 mRNA and protein in the transplanted livers by RT-PCR and Western blotting respectively. The other 5 pairs in each group were used to observe the survival time. The survival time of Group B was 15.5 h +/- 3.8 h, significantly longer than those of Group A (7.3 h +/- 2.1 h) and Group C (6.7 h +/- 2.9 h, both P < 0.01). The values of ALT and LDH of Group B were significantly lower than those of Group A and C (all P < 0.05). HOI-1 mRNA expression was not detected or only expressed in trace amount in the livers of normal guinea pigs, expressed in a small amount in the transplanted livers of Group A. The expression of HO-1 mRNA and that of HO-1 protein in the transplanted livers of Group B were significantly higher than those of Group A (both P < 0.01), and the expression of HO-1 mRNA and that of HO-1 protein in the transplanted livers of Group C were not significantly different from those of Group A (both P > 0.05). Remarkable NF-kB band was detected in Groups A and C, and only weak NF-kB band was seen in Group B. The E-selectin expression was significantly lower in the transplanted livers of Group B than in those of Group A and C (both P < 0.05). HO-1 delays the occurrence of delayed xenograft rejection in liver xenotransplantation. This effect depends, at least in part, on HO-1-mediated inhibition of endothelium activation in xenografts.Zhonghua yi xue za zhi 07/2005; 85(24):1674-8.