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Background: Heart transplant is life-saving for children with end-stage congenital heart disease or acquired heart failure. Critical illness following transplantation can include acute kidney injury (AKI). There is little data on the epidemiology of, risk factors for, or impact on outcomes of...
Background: NK cells are a key cellular component of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR), but their role in ABMR has not been identified. We postulated that NK cells are stimulated through their CD16a antibody receptors by donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies in ABMR. There is currently no direct...
Characteristics of alpine plants and soils along an elevational gradient, Northern Selkirk Mountains, British ColumbiaDownload
Rates of climate change are accelerated at higher elevations, a pattern termed elevation-dependent warming (EDW). Consequently, the impacts of climate change on community patterning and soil development may be particularly evident in alpine environments. Alpine ecotone boundaries, such as...
These two studies investigate the immune responses of lung and kidney transplant recipients to the influenza vaccine. The study involving kidney transplant recipients developed a novel flow cytometry assay to measure cell-mediated immunity in response to influenza vaccination. The activation of...
Proximal Impact of Transplant Tolerance-Promoting Antibody Therapies on Antigen-Specific T Cell ReactivityDownload
The development of a transient, tolerance-promoting therapy is a critical goal in transplantation. Antibody-perturbation of T cell activation signals is considered a promising candidate. However, the mechanisms of such therapies remain vague. The lack of cohesive and systematic knowledge in the...
Investigation of fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis using stable isotopes in type 1 diabetes, liver failure, islet and liver transplant, and effect of dietary interventionDownload
Elevated plasma lipids are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In certain conditions plasma lipids are normal yet individuals experience increased morbidity. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is associated with elevated CVD despite normal lipids, while in liver failure low plasma lipids may...