Meng X, Gao W, Tang Y et al.
Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology. Feb 2017.
To analyze alterations of interferon-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) levels in early acute liver transplantation rejection.Thirty-six patients with early acute liver transplantation rejection were classified as non-, mild, moderate, and severe rejection groups. The levels of serum IP-10 and TARC were determined on days 3, 2, 1, and 0 before biopsy.The IP-10 activities in all rejection groups were significantly higher (p < 0.05) than those in the non-rejection group at all time points and correlated with the extent of rejection (p < 0.05). The differences in TARC among the three rejection groups were significant (p < 0.05), and its highest level was found in the mild rejection group at all observed time points, whereas its lowest level was detected in the severe rejection group. The analysis of the TARC/IP-10 ratio revealed that the volume was correlated with the rejection degree. This ratio in the moderate and severe rejection groups on days 2, 1, and 0 before biopsy were 20% lower than that before transplantation.Serum IP-10 showed an increasing trend during early acute liver transplantation rejection. IP-10 increase or TARC/IP-10 ratio decrease combining with abnormal hepatic enzymatic alteration could be a valuable and specific sign for early rejection of the transplanted liver. Pubmed