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Title: Identifying compartment-specific non-HLA targets after renal transplantation by integrating transcriptome and "antibodyome" measures
Authors: Wadia, Persis
Chen, Rong
Kambham, Neeraja
Naesens, Maarten
Sigdel, Tara K
Miklos, David B
Sarwal, Minnie M ×
Butte, Atul J #
Issue Date: Mar-2009
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
Series Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America vol:106 issue:11 pages:4148-4153
Abstract: We have conducted an integrative genomics analysis of serological responses to non-HLA targets after renal transplantation, with the aim of identifying the tissue specificity and types of immunogenic non-HLA antigenic targets after transplantation. Posttransplant antibody responses were measured by paired comparative analysis of pretransplant and posttransplant serum samples from 18 pediatric renal transplant recipients, measured against 5,056 unique protein targets on the ProtoArray platform. The specificity of antibody responses were measured against gene expression levels specific to the kidney, and 2 other randomly selected organs (heart and pancreas), by integrated genomics, employing the mapping of transcription and ProtoArray platform measures, using AILUN. The likelihood of posttransplant non-HLA targets being recognized preferentially in any of 7 microdissected kidney compartments was also examined. In addition to HLA targets, non-HLA immune responses, including anti-MICA antibodies, were detected against kidney compartment-specific antigens, with highest posttransplant recognition for renal pelvis and cortex specific antigens. The compartment specificity of selected antibodies was confirmed by IHC. In conclusion, this study provides an immunogenic and anatomic roadmap of the most likely non-HLA antigens that can generate serological responses after renal transplantation. Correlation of the most significant non-HLA antibody responses with transplant health and dysfunction are currently underway.
ISSN: 0027-8424
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Nephrology
Department of Microbiology & Immunology - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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