The effect of MICA antigens on transplant outcomes: a systematic review.

TitleThe effect of MICA antigens on transplant outcomes: a systematic review.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsLu J, Luo L, Guo Y, Long D, Wei L, Shan J, Feng L, Li S, Yang X, Lu Y, Krams S, Li Y
JournalJournal of evidence-based medicine
Volume4
Issue2
Pagination106-21
Date Published2011 May
Abstract

Human major histocompatibility complex class I-related gene A (MICA) is reportedly associated with poor transplant outcomes and a high risk of acute and chronic rejection in solid organ transplantation. However, studies on these risks have found conflicting results. In order to identify areas in which additional research is needed, we have undertaken the first systematic review of evidence concerning the risk of anti-MICA antibodies in recipients' sera.

DOI10.1111/iju.12192
Alternate JournalJ Evid Based Med