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Author(s):
Roos, Marcel; Heinemann, Falko M.; Lindemann, Monika; Horn, Peter A.; Lutz, Jens; Stock, Konrad; Thürmel, Klaus; Baumann, Marcus; Witzke, Oliver; Heemann, Uwe 
Title:
Fetuin-A Pretransplant Serum Levels, Kidney Allograft Function and Rejection Episodes: A 3-Year Posttransplantation Follow-Up 
Abstract:
Background: Fetuin-A is a negative acute-phase protein, which acts as a potent calcification inhibitor and an antagonist of transforming growth factor-β. Thus, fetuin-A levels are influenced by chronic inflammation and actively affect fibrosis and calcification processes, respectively. Graft rejection, interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, chronic inflammation and calcification are common causes for kidney allograft loss. This study evaluated whether pretransplant fetuin-A levels predict lo...    »
 
Keywords:
Fetuin-A; Kidney transplantation; Graft failure; Rejection 
Journal title:
Kidney and Blood Pressure Research 
Year:
2011 
Journal volume:
34 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
328--333 
Publisher:
S. Karger AG 
Publisher address:
Basel, Switzerland 
Print-ISSN:
1423-0143 
E-ISSN:
1423-0143 
Notes:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.