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Effect of elimination of OX-19+ and OX-8+ T-cell subsets upon pancreatic allograft survival. J Surg Res 1989 Apr;46(4):395-9



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2-s2.0-0024605660   1 Citation


Depletion of T cell subsets with monoclonal antibody (mAb) permits analysis of cellular events mediating allograft destruction. Mab OX-19 and mAb OX-8 were used singly and in combination together with a short pretransplant course of cyclosporine A (CsA) to deplete OX-19+ cells (all T cells) and OX-8+ cells (cytotoxic/suppressor and NK cells), respectively, in diabetic Lewis (Lew) recipients of a Wistar Furth (WF) pancreatic allograft. Depletion of lymph node T cell subsets was assessed at rejection (blood sugar greater than 250 mg/dl) by flow cytometry. Untreated Lew recipients (Group 1) rapidly rejected their allograft (11.5 +/- 2.5 days). MAb OX-19 administration on the day prior to surgery (Day -1), on the day of surgery (Day 0), and alternate days thereafter until rejection (Group 2) prolonged graft survival (15.0 +/- 1.6 days, P less than 0.05). MAb OX-19 administration on alternate days beginning 14 days prior to transplantation (Day -14) until rejection (Group 3) further prolonged graft survival (22.6 +/- 3.4 days, P less than 0.01). At rejection large numbers of OX-19+ cells were present in both groups. Administration of mAb OX-8 alone (Group 4) failed to prolong graft survival despite marked depletion of OX-8+ cells at rejection. Administration of mAb OX-19 from Day -14 together with CsA (15 mg/kg) from Days -14 to -8 inclusive (Group 5) resulted in a marked and sustained depletion of OX-19+ cells at rejection but only a modest prolongation of graft survival (27.6 +/- 6.0 days, P = 0.11). CsA alone from Days -14 to -8 failed to prolong graft survival.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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Roza AM, Markmann JF, Kimura H, Johnson CP, Adams MB, Naji A


Christopher P. Johnson MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Allan M. Roza MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin

MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Antibodies, Monoclonal
Cell Separation
Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental
Flow Cytometry
Graft Enhancement, Immunologic
Pancreas Transplantation
Rats, Inbred Lew
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