BioGPS Featured Article – The kSORT Assay to Detect Renal Transplant Patients at High Risk for Acute Rejection: Results of the Multicenter AART Study | The Su Lab.

Here’s the skinny on this paper:

    WHO:

    • Investigated By: Researchers for 8 renal transplant centers
    • Has implications for: Renal transplant patients and their medical providers (pending further validation studies, regulatory trials and approvals)

     
    WHY: 15-20% of renal transplant patients experience acute rejection, but the current method to detect acute rejection involves taking a biopsy following suspicious blood test results (in other words, more surgery!). Worse yet, the suspicious blood test results are non-specific for acute rejection, and usually a bit too late when it is indicative of acute rejection.

    WHAT: A blood test to detect risk of acute kidney transplant rejection called the Kidney Solid Organ Response Test (kSORT)

    HOW: Analyzing gene expression of >500 blood samples from 436 renal transplant patients divided into 1 training set and 3 validation sets.

Learn more about this paper and the researchers behind it here. Or go read it now ’cause it’s interesting and free!

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