alexa The Role of Complement System in Graft versus Host Disease | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2155-9864

Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion
Open Access

Like us on:

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

The Role of Complement System in Graft versus Host Disease

Mohamad A Cherry1, Hiral Parekh1, Megan Lerner2, Zhongxin Yu3, Sarah K Vesely4, George Selby1 and Jennifer Holter1,5*

1Division of Hematology and Oncology, University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK, USA

2Department of Surgery, University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK, USA

3Department of Pathology, University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK, USA

4Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health Oklahoma, USA

5Department of Radiation Oncology, University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Corresponding Author:
Jennifer Holter, MD
The Oklahoma University Stephenson Cancer Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Tel: 405-271-4022
Fax: 405-271-4221
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: March 31, 2015; Accepted Date: April 25, 2015; Published Date: April 30, 2015

Citation: Cherry MA, Parekh H, Lerner M, Yu Z, Vesely SK, et al. (2015) The Role of Complement System in Graft versus Host Disease. J Blood Disord Transfus 6:274. doi: 10.4172/2155-9864.1000274

Copyright: © 2015 Cherry MA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


The role of complement system in stem cell transplantation is largely unknown. In solid organ transplantation, endovascular C4d deposition, a degradation product of the classic complement pathway, is essential for early rejection diagnosis. We retrospectively analyzed all patients diagnosed with graft versus host disease (GVHD) for C4d deposition at Oklahoma University between years 2000 and 2008. A modified Banff07 grading system was used to quantify C4d deposition. 58 biopsies (40 skin, 18 colon) performed on patients clinically suspected of having GVHD and 12 controls (all colon biopsies) were analyzed for C4d deposition. We recorded “response to steroids” in all clinical GVHD cases and looked at whether C4d can be utilized as a predictor of steroid treatment response. Of 40 clinical skin GVHD cases, 27 showed positive C4d staining which did not correlate well with steroid sensitivity: 74% of positive C4d cases responded to steroid therapy compared to 92% for negative cases (p=0.2634). 94% of colon GVHD cases showed positive C4d staining compared to 17% in controls (p<0.001). Only 44% of clinical colon GVHD cases were confirmed pathologically by H&E, compared to 93% of skin GVHD cases. For colon GVHD cases, 61% had clinical grade III/IV, and 78% responded to steroids. Interestingly, 90% of negative H&E colon cases responded to steroids. In conclusion, C4d deposition is a valuable marker for detection of colon GVHD, indicating a potential role of complement system in the pathogenesis of GVHD. C4d staining is potentially an objective tool than can help pathologist, in addition to H&E, to diagnosed colon GVHD.


Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

+1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version