Accession Number : AD1046207

Title :   The Role of Tissue-Resident Donor T Cells in Rejection of Clinical Face Transplants

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston United States

Personal Author(s) : Pomahac , Bohdan

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Unlike solid organ transplants, face transplants have a unique immunological characteristic the presence of skin, which contains approximately 1 million T cell/cm2. A full face transplant is 600-700 cm2 in size and therefore, contains approximately 600-700 million donor T cells. The long-term persistence of donor T cells within facial allografts and the role of donor vs. recipient T cells in face transplant rejection are two critical issues that have never been studied. We plan to (i) quantify the number and diversity of donor vs. recipient T cells within face transplants over time using cutting edge high throughput TCR sequencing (HTS), (ii) identify pathogenic T cell clones implicated in rejection, (iii) identify if these pathogenic T cell clones are of donor vs. recipient, and (iv) determine if these pathogenic T cell clones are measurable in blood during episodes of rejection and could therefore serve as an earl and personalized biomarker of rejection.

Descriptors :   surgical transplantation , FACE (ANATOMY) , skin (anatomy) , T lymphocytes , biological markers , blood chemistry

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE