HLA Epitopes and Shared Molecular Eplet Characterization and Their Implication on Transplant Outcome: The Experience of One Center.
Alexandre Bosch, Jorge Eguia, Francisco Boix, Manuela López, Gema González- Martinez, José A. Galian, María R. Moya-Quiles, Santiago Llorente, and Manuel Muro
Clinical Transplants 2016, Chapter 8
We report three interesting cases concerning antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), associated or not with anti-donor-specific antibodies, and detection of implicated molecular epitopes. The first report presents a case of intra-allele sensitization. The second case presents an interesting case concerning Luminex mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) levels considered to be low risk antibodies (<1000), but producing AMR. The third case occurred after a second kidney transplantation mediated by antibodies directed against HLA-C antigens (MFI<1000) in the previous transplantation (which was considered to be an indicator of low-risk of AMR).
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