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Koestenbauer, S; Stiegler, P; Stadlbauer, V; Mayrhauser, U; Leber, B; Schweiger, M; Wasler, A; Prenner, G; Sereinigg, M; Zelzer, S; Stojakovic, T; Scarpatetti, M; Griesbacher, A; Greilberger, J; Tscheliessnigg, K.
Myeloperoxidase and carbonyl proteins: promising markers for non-invasive monitoring of graft rejection after heart transplantation.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2010; 29(12): 1352-1357. Doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2010.05.020
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Köstenbauer Sonja
Stiegler Philipp
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Greilberger Joachim
Griesbacher Antonia
Leber Bettina
Mayrhauser Ursula
Prenner Günther
Scarpatetti Michael
Schweiger Martin
Sereinigg Michael
Stadlbauer-Köllner Vanessa
Stojakovic Tatjana
Tscheliessnigg Karlheinz
Wasler Andrae
Zelzer Sieglinde

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BACKGROUND After heart transplantation (HTx) endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) is currently the standard method to diagnose acute graft rejection A non-invasive marker of rejection would be desirable as an alternative or to permit more selective use of the costly and invasive EMB METHODS In this retrospective study outcomes of routinely taken EMBs were used to select 28 patients after HTx EMB Grade OR (8 patients) 1R (9 patients) or 2R (11 patients) For these patients, myeloperoxidase (MPO) and carbonyl proteins (CP) in serum were measured using enzyme-linked Immunoassay (ELISA) RESULTS MPO and CP levels in post-HTx patients with Grade 2R rejection were significantly (MPO p < 001 CP p < 0 001) elevated at the time of rejection compared with levels 1 month earlier MPO and CP levels predicted Grade 2R rejection and the best cut-off point was 237 5 mu g/l for MPO and 222 5 pmol/mg for CP respectively Clinically most important was the marked increase (doubling of basic values within 1 month) of MPO and CP levels in cases of Grade 2R rejection in post-HTx patients CONCLUSIONS MPO and CP seem to be appropriate parameters to monitor rejection events non-invasively and to minimize the application of EMBs after HTx J Heart Lung Transplant 2010 29 1352-7 (C) 2010 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation All rights reserved
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Adult -
Aged -
Biological Markers - blood
Biopsy - methods
C-Reactive Protein - analysis
Female -
Graft Rejection - blood
Heart Transplantation -
Humans -
Male -
Middle Aged -
Myocardium - pathology
Natriuretic Peptide, Brain - blood
Peptide Fragments - blood
Peroxidase - blood
Predictive Value of Tests -
Protein Carbonylation -
Retrospective Studies -

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