The Use of a Prostacyclin Analog, Iloprost, as an Adjunct to Uterus Preservation with Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate Solution

Barun S., OZAT M., GUNGOR T., Demirogullari B., SOKMENSUER L. K. , Aksakal F. N. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.43, no.5, pp.1998-2003, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2011.04.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1998-2003


Introduction. Although assisted reproductive techniques have made most causes of both male and female infertility treatable, uterine factor infertility is not able to therapy. Therefore, transplantation of the uterus has been suggested as a future possible cure. Organ preservation solutions seek to reduce reperfusion injury. Since iloprost is an antioxidant with cytoprotective properties, we investigated its potential positive effects in histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) solution after 4 or 24 h cold storage period of the rat uterus.