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Long-Lasting Hypoxic Preservation of Porcine Kidney Cells

Beneficial Effect of Taurine on Viability and Metabolism in a Simplified Transplantation Model
  • Peter Wingenfeld
  • Ute Gehrmann
  • Stefan Strübind
  • Thomas Minor
  • Wolf Isselhard
  • Dietrich Volker Michalkl
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 403)


In the field of transplantation medicine one of the determining factors for the outcome of the transplanted organ is the cellular deterioration due to hypoxia and reoxygenation and the protection against it. Frequently the hypoxic storage of the removed organ limits the possibility of successful transplantation. The hypoxic cell damage due to insufficient organ preservation is a major cause for the loss or the dysfunction of transplanted organs like hearts and kidneys2, 5, 6, 15, 17.


Survival Index Renal Tubular Cell Preservation Solution High Energy Phosphate Taurine Supplementation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Wingenfeld
    • 1
  • Ute Gehrmann
    • 1
  • Stefan Strübind
    • 1
  • Thomas Minor
    • 2
  • Wolf Isselhard
    • 2
  • Dietrich Volker Michalkl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Experimental MedicineUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

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