Recipient-derived hepatocytes in sex-mismatched liver allografts after liver transplantation: early versus late transplant biopsies.

Idilman R., Erden E., Kuzu I., Ersoz S., Karasu Z. , Karayalcin K., ...Daha Fazla

Transplantation, cilt.78, ss.1647-52, 2004 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Background. The presence of microchimerism in transplanted tissues is well defined; however, the timeframe of appearance and disappearance of engraftment in liver allograft is unknown. The aims of this study were to analyze for the presence of "recipient-derived cells" in sex-mismatched individuals after liver transplantation, comparing the frequency of "recipient-derived cell repopulation" in early versus late transplant biopsies and to evaluate the relationship between "recipient-derived cell repopulation" and the severity of graft injury.