Urinary Type III Procollagen Is Associated With Chronic Allograft Dysfunction and Predicts Graft Survival

Yilmaz R., Yildinnn T., Baydar D. E., Altun B., Erdem Y.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.49, no.2, pp.281-287, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Chronic allograft dysfunction (CAD) is the most important clinical problem in solid organ transplantation. Interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy contribute to long-term renal allograft failure. Urinary type III prodollagen N-terminal propeptide (PIIINP), has been shown to associate fibrotic processes.