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Increasing evidence suggest that microRNAs are involved in the physiopathology of acute or chronic renal disease. In kidney transplantation, as key regulators of cellular homeostasis, microRNAs may be involved in the regulation of immune cell function and the allograft response. Here, we investigated the change in circulating microRNA expression profile and their involvement in the profound transcriptional changes associated with antibody-mediated rejection (AMR).
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Pancreas transplantation offers patients with diabetes an opportunity for glucose homeostasis. Current blood tests to surveil for rejection have poor sensitivity and specificity for identifying rejection, and pancreas biopsies are challenging and associated with morbidity and graft loss. Donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) is shed from transplanted organs and detectable in peripheral blood. Thus, a potential dd-cfDNA blood test assessing rejection would be clinically advantageous.