Cytokine gene polymorphism and postreperfusion syndrome during orthotopic liver transplantation

Ulukaya S., Basturk B., Kilic M., Ulukaya E.

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.40, no.5, pp.1290-1293, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2008.01.078
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1290-1293


The molecular basis underlying the clinical response to acute liver stress remains to be clarified. Postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) occurring after the meeting of grafted liver with the recipient blood is characterized by hemodynamic instability that develops immediately after reperfusion of an orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Cytokines have a role during PRS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of some cytokine gene polymorphisms on PRS in patients.