CTS Publications

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Author(s) Süsal C, Fichtner A, Tönshoff B, Mehrabi A, Zeier M, Morath C
Title Clinical Relevance of HLA Antibodies in Kidney Transplantation: Recent Data from the Heidelberg Transplant Center and the Collaborative Transplant Study.
Source J Immunol Res (in press) Abstract
Author(s) Williams RC, Opelz G, Weil EJ, McGarvey CJ, Chakkera HA
Title The risk of transplant failure with HLA mismatch in first adult kidney allografts: Living donors, summary, guide.
Source Transplant Direct (in press) Abstract
Author(s) Trojan K, Unterrainer C, Weimer R, Bulut N, Morath C, Aly M, Zhu L, Opelz G, Daniel V
Title Helios expression and FoxP3 TSDR methylation of IFNg+ and IFNg- Treg from kidney transplant recipients with good long-term graft function.
Source PLoS One (in press) Abstract
Author(s) Gale RP, Opelz G
Title Is there immune surveillance against chronic myeloid leukemia? Possibly, but not much.
Source Leukemia Res (in press) Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Süsal C, Opelz G
Title Transplantation: Desensitization and survival in kidney transplant recipients.
Source Nat Rev Nephrol 2017 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Morath C, Schmitt A, Kälble F, Zeier M, Schmitt M, Sandra-Petrescu F, Opelz G, Terness P, Schaier M, Kleist C
Title Cell therapeutic approaches to immunosuppression after clinical kidney transplantation.
Source Pediatr Nephrol 2017 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Trojan K, Zhu L, Aly M, Weimer R, Bulut N, Morath C, Opelz G, Daniel V
Title Association of peripheral NK cell counts with Helios+IFNy- Tregs in patients with good long-term renal allograft function.
Source Clin Exp Immunol 2017 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Wadström J, Ericzon BG, Halloran PF, Bechstein WO, Opelz G, Serón D, Grinyó J, Loupy A, Kuypers D, Mariat C, Clancy M, Jardine AG, Guirado L, Fellström B, O'Grady J, Pirenne J, O'Leary JG, Aluvihare V, Trunecka P, Baccarani U, Neuberger J, Soto-Gutierrez A, Geissler EK, Metzger M, Gray M
Title Advancing Transplantation: New Questions, New Possibilities in Kidney and Liver Transplantation.
Source Transplantation 101: 1-41, 2017 Abstract Full Text


Author(s) Kuon RJ, Müller F, Vomstein K, Weber M, Hudalla H, Rösner S, Strowitzki T, Markert U, Daniel V, Toth B
Title Pre-Pregnancy Levels of Peripheral Natural Killer Cells as Markers for Immunomodulatory Treatment in Patients with Recurrent Miscarriage.
Source Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). 2017 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Trojan K, Unterrainer C, Aly M, Zhu L, Weimer R, Bulut N, Morath C, Opelz G, Daniel V
Title IFNy+ and IFNy- Treg subsets with stable and unstable Foxp3 expression in kidney transplant recipients with good long-term graft function.
Source Transpl Immunol 39: 1-9, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Oweira H, Lahdou I, Daniel V, Opelz G, Schmidt J, Zidan A, Mehrabi A, Sadeghi M
Title Early post-operative acute phase response in patients with early graft dysfunction is predictive of 6-month and 12-month mortality in liver transplant recipients.
Source Hum Immunol 77:952-960, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Haubruck P, Kammerer A, Korff S, Apitz P, Xiao K, Büchler A, Biglari B, Zimmermann G, Daniel V, Schmidmaier G, Moghaddam A
Title The treatment of nonunions with application of BMP-7 increases the expression pattern for angiogenic and inflammable cytokines: a matched pair analysis.
Source J Inflamm Res 9:155-165, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Sadeghi M, Lahdou I, Opelz G, Mehrabi A, Zeier M, Schnitzler P, Daniel V
Title IL-23 plasma level is strongly associated with CMV status and reactivation of CMV in renal transplant recipients.
Source BMC Immunol 17:35, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Richter R, Süsal C, Köhler S, Qidan S, Schödel A, Holschuh L, Brzoska M, Asbe-Vollkopf A, Büttner S, Betz C, Herrmann E, Gauer S, Seifried E, Geiger H, Seidl C, Hauser IA
Title Pretransplant human leukocyte antigen antibodies detected by single antigen bead assay are a risk factor for long-term kidney graft loss even in the absence of donor specific antibodies.
Source Transpl Int 29:988-998, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Kleist C, Mohr E, Gaikwad S, Dittmar L, Kuerten S, Platten M, Mier W, Schmitt M, Opelz G, Terness P
Title Autoantigen-specific immunosuppression with tolerogenic peripheral blood cells prevents relapses in a mouse model of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Source J Transl Med 14:99, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Gale RP, Opelz G
Title Paul I Terasaki (10 September, 1929-25 January, 2016).
Source Bone Marrow Transplant 51:621-622, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Aly MG, Trojan K, Weimer R, Morath C, Opelz G, Tohamy MA, Daniel V
Title Low-dose oral cholecalciferol is associated with higher numbers of Helios(+) and total Tregs than oral calcitriol in renal allograft recipients: an observational study.
Source BMC Pharmacol Toxicol 17:24, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Süsal C, Döhler B, Ruhenstroth A, Morath C, Slavcev A, Fehr T, Wagner E, Krüger B, Rees M, Balen S, Živcic-Cosic S, Norman DJ, Kuypers D, Emonds MP, Pisarski P, Bösmüller C, Weimer R, Mytilineos J, Scherer S, Tran TH, Gombos P, Schemmer P, Zeier M, Opelz G
Title Donor-specific antibodies require preactivated immune system to harm renal transplant.
Source EBioMedicine 9:366-371, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Opelz G, Unterrainer C, Süsal C, Döhler B
Title Immunosuppression with mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor and incidence of post-transplant cancer in kidney transplant recipients.
Source Nephrol Dial Transplant 31:1360-1367, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Opelz G, Unterrainer C, Süsal C, Döhler B
Title Efficacy and safety of antibody induction therapy in the current era of kidney transplantation.
Source Nephrol Dial Transplant 31:1730-1738, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Opelz G, Döhler B
Title Influence of current and previous smoking on cancer and mortality after kidney transplantation.
Source Transplantation 100:227-232, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Schaefer SM, Süsal C, Opelz G, Döhler B, Becker LE, Klein K, Sickmüller S, Waldherr R, Macher-Goeppinger S, Schemmer P, Beimler J, Zeier M, Morath C
Title Pre-transplant soluble CD30 in combination with total DSA but not pre-transplant C1q-DSA predicts antibody-mediated graft loss in presensitized high-risk kidney transplant recipients.
Source HLA 87:89-99, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Velasquez SY, Opelz G, Rojas M, Süsal C, Alvarez CM
Title Association of CD30 transcripts with Th1 responses and proinflammatory cytokines in patients with end-stage renal disease.
Source Hum Immunol 77:403-410, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Daniel V, Trojan K, Opelz G
Title Immunosuppressive drugs affect induction of IFNy+ Treg in vitro.
Source Hum Immunol 77:146-152, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Daniel V, Sadeghi M, Suesal C, Scherer S, Tran H, Gombos P, Trojan K, Morath C, Opelz G
Title Clinical relevance of preformed IgG and IgM antibodies against donor endothelial progenitor cells in recipients of living donor kidney grafts.
Source Clin Transplant 30:124-130, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Fichtner A, Süsal C, Höcker B, Rieger S, Waldherr R, Westhoff JH, Sander A, Opelz G, Tönshoff B
Title Association of C1q-fixing DSA with late graft failure in pediatric renal transplant recipients.
Source Pediatr Nephrol 31:1157-1166, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Williams RC, Opelz G, McGarvey CJ, Weil EJ, Chakkera HA
Title The risk of transplant failure with HLA mismatch in first adult kidney allografts from deceased donors.
Source Transplantation 100:1094-1102, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Gale RP, Opelz G
Title In Memoriam: Paul I. Terasaki-September 10, 1929 to January 25, 2016.
Source Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 22:777-778, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Becker LE, Morath C, Suesal C
Title Immune mechanisms of acute and chronic rejection.
Source Clin Biochem 49:320-323, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Oweira H, Lahdou I, Daniel V, Hofer S, Mieth M, Schmidt J, Schemmer P, Opelz G, Mehrabi A, Sadeghi M
Title Early post-transplant neopterin associated with one year survival and bacteremia in liver transplant recipients.
Source Hum Immunol 77:115-120, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Gale RP, Opelz G
Title Paul Ichiro Terasaki September 10, 1929 to January 25, 2016: Transplant Pioneer.
Source Transplantation 100:968-969, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Hellstrom VC, Enstrom Y, von Zur-Mühlen B, Hagberg H, Laurell A, Nyberg F, Bäckman L, Opelz G, Döhler B, Holmberg L, Tufveson G, Enblad G, Lorant T
Title Malignancies in transplanted patients: Multidisciplinary evaluation and switch to mTOR inhibitors after kidney transplantation - experiences from a prospective, clinical, observational study.
Source Acta Oncol 55:774-781, 2016 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Adamek M, Opelz G, Klein K, Morath C, Tran TH
Title A fast and simple method for detecting and quantifying donor-derived cell-free DNA in sera of solid organ transplant recipients as a biomarker for graft function.
Source Clin Chem Lab Med 54:1147-1155, 2016 Abstract Full Text


Author(s) Becker LE, Hallscheidt P, Schaefer SM, Klein K, Grenacher L, Waldherr R, Macher-Goeppinger S, Schemmer P, Mehrabi A, Suesal C, Zeier M, Morath C
Title A Single-center Experience on the Value of Pancreas Graft Biopsies and HLA Antibody Monitoring After Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation
Source Transplant Proc 47:2504-2512, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Dittmar L, Mohr E, Kleist C, Ehser S, Demirdizen H, Sandra-Petrescu F, Hundemer M, Opelz G, Terness P
Title Immunosuppressive properties of mitomycin C-incubated human myeloid blood cells (MIC) in vitro.
Source Hum Immunol 76:480-487, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Gaiser MR, Textor S, Senger T, Schädlich L, Waterboer T, Kaufmann AM, Süsal C, Pawlita M, Enk AH, Gissmann L, Lonsdorf AS
Title Evaluation of specific humoral and cellular immune responses against the major capsid L1 protein of cutaneous wart-associated alpha-Papillomaviruses in solid organ transplant recipients.
Source J Dermatol Sci 77:37-45, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Süsal C, Morath C
Title Virtual PRA replaces traditional PRA: small change but significantly more justice for sensitized patients.
Source Transpl Int 28:708-709, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Schold JD, Opelz G
Title Transplantation: The vexing challenges of deceased donor organ allocation.
Source Nat Rev Nephrol 11:448-450, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Morath C, Schmitt A, Zeier M, Schmitt M, Sandra-Petrescu F, Opelz G, Terness P, Schaier M, Kleist C
Title Cell therapy for immunosuppression after kidney transplantation.
Source Langenbecks Arch Surg 400:541-550, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Sadeghi M, Lahdou I, Oweira H, Daniel V, Terness P, Schmidt J, Weiss KH, Longerich T, Schemmer P, Opelz G, Mehrabi A
Title Serum levels of chemokines CCL4 and CCL5 in cirrhotic patients indicate the presence of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Source Br J Cancer 113:756-762, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Kuon RJ, Schaumann J, Goeggl T, Strowitzki T, Sadeghi M, Opelz G, Daniel V, Toth B
Title Patients with idiopathic recurrent miscarriage show higher levels of DR+ activated T-cells that are less responsive to mitogens.
Source J Reprod Immunol 112:82-87, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Süsal C, Seidl C, Schönemann C, Heinemann FM, Kauke T, Gombos P, Kelsch R, Arns W, Bauerfeind U, Hallensleben M, Hauser IA, Einecke G, Blasczyk R
Title Determination of unacceptable HLA antigen mismatches in kidney transplant recipients: recommendations of the German Society for Immunogenetics.
Source Tissue Antigens 86:317-323, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Günesacar R, Opelz G, Erken E, Döhler B, Ruhenstroth A, Süsal C
Title Complement C5a receptor gene 450 C/T polymorphism in renal transplant recipients: association of the CT genotype and T allele with graft outcome.
Source Tissue Antigens 85:104-107, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Adamek M, Klages C, Bauer M, Kudlek E, Drechsler A, Leuser B, Scherer S, Opelz G, Tran HT
Title Seven novel HLA alleles reflect different mechanisms involved in the evolution of HLA diversity: Description of new alleles and review of the literature.
Source Hum Immunol 76:30-35, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Opelz G, Morath C, Süsal C, Tran TH, Zeier M, Döhler B
Title Three-year outcomes following 1,420 ABO-incompatible living-donor kidney transplants performed after ABO antibody reduction: Results from 101 centers.
Source Transplantation 99:400-404, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Opelz G, Döhler B
Title Reduced rate of cardiovascular death after cytomegalovirus prophylaxis in renal transplant patients.
Source Transplantation 99:1197-1202, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Kleist C, Sandra-Petrescu F, Jiga L, Dittmar L, Mohr E, Greil J, Becker L, Lang P, Opelz G, Terness P
Title Generation of suppressive blood cells for control of allograft rejection.
Source Clin Sci 128:593-607, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Süsal C, Wettstein D, Döhler B, Morath C, Ruhenstroth A, Scherer S, Tran TH, Gombos P, Schemmer P, Wagner E, Fehr T, Zivcic-Cosic S, Balen S, Weimer R, Slavcev A, Bösmüller C, Norman DJ, Zeier M, Opelz G
Title Association of kidney graft loss with de novo produced donor-specific and non-donor-specific HLA antibodies detected by single antigen testing.
Source Transplantation 99:1976-1980, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Becker LE, Siebert D, Süsal C, Opelz G, Leo A, Waldherr R, Macher-Göppinger S, Schemmer P, Schäfer SM, Klein K, Beimler J, Zeier M, Schwenger V, Morath C
Title Outcomes following ABO incompatible kidney transplantation performed after desensitization by non-antigen-specific immunoadsorption.
Source Transplantation 99:2364-2371, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Sadeghi M, Lahdou I, Ettinger J, Mojdeh HN, Daniel, V, Zeier M, Hofmann J, Opelz G, Schnitzler P
Title Association of low serum TGF-beta level in hantavirus infected patients with severe disease.
Source BMC Immunol 16:19, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Daniel V, Trojan K, Adamek M, Opelz G
Title IFNg+ Treg in-vivo and in-vitro represent both activated n Treg and peripherally induced a Treg and remain phenotypically stable after removal of the stimulus.
Source BMC Immunol 16:45, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Köster L, Krupka K, Höcker B, Rahmel A, Samuel U, Zanen W, Opelz G, Süsal C, Döhler B, Plotnicki L, Kohl CD, Knaup P, Tönshoff B
Title Integrating data from multiple sources for data completeness in a web-based registry for pediatric renal transplantation - the CERTAIN Registry.
Source Stud Health Technol Inform 216:1049, 2015 Abstract Full Text
Author(s) Morath C, Zeier M, Süsal C, Döhler B, Opelz G
Title Response to A reassessment of the Survival Advantage of Simultaneous Kidney-Pancreas Versus Kidney-Alone Transplantation.
Source Transplantation 99:e175, 2015 Abstract Full Text