American Transplant Congress

San Diego, CA

May 1–5, 2010

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, and the Department of Transplantation Medicine and Extracorporeal Therapy

were well represented at the 2010 American Transplant Congress.

Notable distinctions at the congress included two awards for Posters of Distinction to Dr. Thangamani Muthukumar, Instructor in Medicine, and Dr. Elaine Cheng, Surgery Resident, both of them researchers in the Suthanthiran laboratory.

The presentations at the Congress were:

A New Strategy To Minimize Islet Cell Mass in Type 1 Diabetic Recipients: Diannexin Improves Early Graft Function in the Marginal Islet Mass Transplantation Model∗

E. Cheng, H. Yang, V. Sharma, M. Lagman, D. Leeser, M. Suthanthiran

Intragraft MicroRNA Expression Signatures of Interstitial Fibrosis and Tubular Atrophy of Human Renal Allografts∗

T. Muthukumar, F. Mueller, D. Anglicheau, V. Sharma, R. Ding, D. Dadhania, M. Suthanthiran

Safe Kidney Transplantation in HIV-Positive Individuals: A Single-Center Experience with an Early Steroid Withdrawal Protocol

T. Muthukumar, C. Afaneh, C. Hartono, D. Serur, J. Lee, D. Dadhania, R. Bologa, S. Saal, R. Riggio, S. Kapur, M. Suthanthiran

Upregulation of OX40/OX40L Pathway during Acute Rejection of Human Renal Allografts

C. Afaneh, M. Lubetzky, T. Muthukumar, R. Ding, C. Snopkowski, C. Chang, C. Hoang, D. Dadhania, V. Sharma, S. Seshan, M. Suthanthiran

Polyomavirus Type BK (BKV) Replication in the Urine of Patients with Acute T Cell Mediated Rejection

M. Lubetzky, C. Afaneh, T. Muthukumar, D. Dadhania, C. Snopkowski, R. Ding, V. Sharma, S. Seshan, M. Suthanthiran

Validation of Urinary Cell Biomolecular Markers of Acute Cellular Rejection: A Report from CTOT-4 Trial Investigators

C. Afaneh, T. Muthukumar, C. Hartono, D. Serur, J. Lee, D. Dadhania, R. Bologa, S. Saal, R. Riggio, D. Leeser, S. Kapur, M. Suthanthiran

A Molecular Mechanism for Successful Kidney Transplantation in HIV Patients

M. Suthanthiran, R. Ding, V. Sharma, M. Abecassis, D. Dadhania, B. Samstein, S. Knechtle, W. Hancock, J. Schwartz, J. Liu, N. Bridges, A. Shaked

Inflammatory Molecular Signature of BKVN

D. Dadhania, C. Snopkowski, M. Lubetzky, T. Muthukumar, J. Lee, C. Afaneh, R. Ding, V. Sharma, C. Hartono, S. Kapur, S. Seshan, M. Suthanthiran

A Vitamin D Metabolism Signature Predictive of Acute Rejection and BK Viremia: Implications for Vitamin D Repletion

J.R. Lee, T. Muthukumar, S. Saal, D. Dadhania, J. Lee, M. Suthanthiran

Poster of Distinction




Nephrology and Hypertension
Manikkam Suthanthiran, MD, Chief

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