Published in Blood Weekly, July 6th, 2006
Researchers in Germany report, "The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) represents a subcellular target reactive to various cytosolic impairments. The involvement of ER-stress in organ preservation was investigated, comparing machine preservation, cold storage (CS) and a novel concept of only temporary perfusion after procurement."
"Rat livers were retrieved 30 min after cardiac arrest and preserved for 18 h by CS, oxygenated machine perfusion for 18 h (18 h MP) or for 2 h with subsequent CS for 16 h (2 h MP + 16 h CS)," wrote T. Minor and colleagues at the University Clinic...
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