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Telomerase activity in rat liver allografts.
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PMID:  10755570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Telomerase activity in grafts may be involved in the alteration of cellular senescence after transplantation or its relevant immunological events. METHODS: At the age of 20 weeks, donor livers harvested from DA (RT1a) were orthotopically transplanted into PVG (RT1c) or LEW (RT1(1)) rats. Rats having undergone orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT; DA-PVG) naturally overcome rejection, whereas all OLT (DA-LEW) rats die from acute rejection within 14 days. Telomerase activity in liver allografts was measured at various intervals post OLT. RESULTS: At day 7 when the most severe rejection episode was observed in OLT (DA-LEW) and OLT (DA-PVG), the telomerase activity was significantly higher than in syngeneic OLT (DA-DA) rats, in which no rejection occurred. Telomerase activity in tolerogenic OLT (DA-PVG) livers remained elevated for at least 2 months. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that telomerase activity in allogeneic OLT livers may reflect regenerating hepatocytes or activation of lymphocytes and/or hematopoietic stem cells associated with rejection or tolerance.
S Goto; Y C Lin; C Y Lai; C M Lee; T L Pan; R Lord; K C Chiang; H P Tseng; C L Lin; Y F Cheng; H Yokoyama; S Kitano; C L Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0041-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplantation     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-19     Completed Date:  2000-04-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0132144     Medline TA:  Transplantation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1013-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Liver Transplantation Program, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Graft Rejection / enzymology
Liver / enzymology*
Liver Transplantation*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Telomerase / metabolism*
Transplantation, Homologous
Transplantation, Isogeneic
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