ササキ, カツヤ Department of Digestive Pediatric Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
ミヤケ, ヒデノリ Department of Digestive Pediatric Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
キノシタ, タカフミ Department of Digestive Pediatric Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
イケヤマ, シズオ Department of Digestive Pediatric Surgery, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
orthotopic liver transplantation
The study investigated the possibility of pharmacologically modulating hepatic allograft function from non-heart-beating donors (NHBDs)using male Lewisrats. The donors were divided into 4 groups :Group 1 in which the vehicle was administered, Group 2 in which FK506 (tacrolimus a powerful immunosuppressive agent)was administered,Group3 in which OKY046 (a specific thromboxane synthetase inhibitor) was administered and Group 4 in which FK506 and OKY046 were administered. The recipients received orthotopic liver transplantation. The survival rates differed significantly between the recipients that had received liver transplantation from Groups1 and 4. The serum liver enzyme and inflammatory cytokine concentrations of the recipients which had received liver transplantation from Groups 2, 3 and 4 were significantly lower than those of the recipients that had received liver transplantation from Group1. Although there was no significant difference, all parameters were better in the recipients that had received transplantation from Group 4 than those that had received transplantation from Groups 2 and 3. The action mechanisms of FK506 and OKY046 are completely different. Therefore, concomitant use of FK506 and OKY046 might have additive effects on liver transplantation from NHBDs. In conclusion, we demonstrated that pretreatment of NHBDs using FK506 and OKY 046 ameliorated graft viability.
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
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