The expression of some genes has been comparatively studied in transplanted rat liver and in liver reperfused after ischemia in situ. Experiments on protein synthesis by tissue slices from cold-stored or transplanted livers show that rat livers that retain a good capacity for protein synthesis during storage undergo a profound impairment in the capacity for protein synthesis during the first hours after transplantation. This recovers in the following hours. There is never any indication of synthesis of stress proteins, and of hsp 70 in particular. The steady-state level of mRNAs for albumin, transferrin, and beta-actin, which are well expressed in reperfused postischemic livers in vivo, are reduced early after transplantation and recover only many hours later. Run-on analysis shows that an early defect in transcription and a partial recovery of this process later on are responsible for these changes. The steady-state levels of the same mRNAs are well maintained in donor livers preserved in University of Wisconsin solution for at least 12 hr, and less satisfactorily in Euro-Collins solution. Results of run-on analysis parallel the data on mRNA levels. The behavior of these mRNAs is, therefore, clearly different in reperfused and transplanted liver.
Protein synthesis and gene expression in transplanted and postischemic livers / L. Schiaffonati, G. Cairo, L. Tacchini, C. Pappalardo, S. Gatti, A. PIAZZINI ALBANI, A. Bernelli Zazzera. - In: TRANSPLANTATION. - ISSN 0041-1337. - 55:5(1993 May), pp. 977-982.
|Titolo:||Protein synthesis and gene expression in transplanted and postischemic livers|
CAIRO, GAETANO (Secondo)
BERNELLI ZAZZERA, ALDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Heat-shock proteins; rat-liver; RNA-synthesis; cell repair; reperfusion injury; messenger-RNA; cold-storage; transcription; preservation; organization|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||mag-1993|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00007890-199305000-00004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|