Publications 2000 and previous years

Zhao, Y., Swenson, K., Wekerle, T., Rodriguez-Barbosa, J. I., Arn, J. S., and Sykes, M. The critical role of mouse CD4+ cells in the rejection of highly disparate xenogeneic pig thymus grafts. Xenotransplantation 7:129-37 (2000).

Wekerle, T., Kurtz, J., Ito, H., Ronquillo, J. V., Dong, V., Zhao, G., Shaffer, J., Sayegh, M. H., and Sykes, M. Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation with co-stimulatory blockade induces macrochimerism and tolerance without cytoreductive host treatment. Nature Med 6:464-9 (2000).

Wekerle, T. and Sykes, M. Mixed chimerism as an approach for the induction of transplantation tolerance. Transplantation 68:459-67 (1999).

Wekerle, T., Sayegh, M. H., Ito, H., Hill, J., Chandraker, A., Pearson, D. A., Swenson, K. G., Zhao, G., and Sykes, M. Anti-CD154 or CTLA4Ig obviates the need for thymic irradiation in a non-myeloablative conditioning regimen for the induction of mixed hematopoietic chimerism and tolerance. Transplantation 68:1348-55 (1999).

Wekerle, T., Sayegh, M. H., Chandraker, A., Swenson, K. G., Zhao, Y., and Sykes, M. Role of peripheral clonal deletion in tolerance induction with bone marrow transplantation and costimulatory blockade. Transplant Proc 31:680 (1999).

Wekerle, T., Kurtz, J., and Sykes, M. Mixed hematopoietic chimerism and transplantation tolerance: insights from experimental models. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 4:44-9 (1999).

Böhmig, G. A., Krieger, P. M., Säemann, M. D., Ullrich, R., Karimi, H., Wekerle, T., Mühlbacher, F., and Zlabinger, G. J. Stable prodrugs of n-butyric acid: suppression of T cell alloresponses in vitro and prolongation of heart allograft survival in a fully allogeneic rat strain combination. Transpl Immunol 7:221-7 (1999).

Wekerle, T., Sayegh, M. H., Hill, J., Zhao, Y., Chandraker, A., Swenson, K. G., Zhao, G., and Sykes, M. Extrathymic T cell deletion and allogeneic stem cell engraftment induced with costimulatory blockade is followed by central T cell tolerance. J Exp Med 187:2037-44 (1998).

Wekerle, T., Sachs, D. H., and Sykes, M. Mixed chimerism for the induction of tolerance: potential applicability in clinical composite tissue grafting. Transplant Proc 30:2708-10 (1998).

Wekerle, T., Klepetko, W., Taghavi, S., and Birsan, T. Lung transplantation for primary pulmonary hypertension and giant pulmonary artery aneurysm. Ann Thorac Surg 65:825-7 (1998).

Wekerle, T., Eichinger, S., Maier, A., Wrba, F., and Möschl, P. Intrahepatic splenic tissue in a patient with recurrent idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. Surgery 123:596-9 (1998).

Sykes, M., Szot, G. L., Swenson, K., Pearson, D. A., and Wekerle, T. Separate regulation of peripheral hematopoietic and thymic engraftment. Exp Hematol 26:457-65 (1998).

Sykes, M., Ohdan, H., Manilay, J. O., Wekerle, T., and Yang, Y. G. Hematopoietic chimerism and tolerance of T cells, B cells, and NK cells. Transplant Proc 30:4020 (1998).

Wekerle, T., Klepetko, W., Wisser, W., Senbaklavaci, Ö., Artemiou, O., Zuckermann, A., and Wolner, E. Incidence and outcome of major non-pulmonary surgical procedures in lung transplant recipients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 12:718-23 (1997).

Artemiou, O., Wieselthaler, G., Zuckermann, A., Wisser, W., Wekerle, T., Senbaklavaci, O., Birsan, T., Dekan, G., Kritzinger, M., and Klepetko, W. Downsizing of the donor lung: Peripheral segmental resections and lobar transplantation. Transplant Proc 29:2899-900 (1997).

Wisser, W., Wekerle, T., Zlabinger, G., Senbaclavaci, O., Zuckermann, A., Klepetko, W., and Wolner, E. Influence of human leukocyte antigen matching on long-term outcome after lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 15:1209-16 (1996).

Wisser, W., Klepetko, W., Wekerle, T., Laufer, G., Stift, A., Hiesmayer, M., and Schlick, W. Tailoring of the lung to overcome size disparities in lung transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 15:239-42 (1996).

Wekerle, T., Klepetko, W., Wisser, W., Senbaklavaci, Ö., Moidl, R., Hiesmayer, M., Tschernko, E., and Wolner, E. Lung retransplantation: Institutional report on a series of twenty patients. J Heart Lung Transplant  15:182-9 (1996).

Böhmig, G. A., Wekerle, T., Säemann, M. D., Kovarik, J., and Zlabinger, G. J. Induction of alloantigen-specific hyporesponsiveness in vitro by n-butyrate: antagonistic effect of cyclosporin A. Transpl Int 9 (Suppl 1):S318-S322 (1996).

Wisser, W., Ringl, H., Wekerle, T., Wolner, E., and Klepetko, W. A new flush solution for extended lung preservation. J Heart Lung Transplant 14:289-95 (1995).

Klepetko, W., Wekerle, T., Moritz, A., Mares, P., Hiesmayer, M., Tschernko, E., Lang, I., Kontrus, M., Wisser, W., and Wolner, E. Pulmonale Thrombendarterektomie: Die Therapie der chronisch thromboembolischen pulmonalen Hypertension - Initiale chirurgische Erfahrung. Acta Chir Austriaca 27:166-73 (1995).

Grimm, M., Stift, A., Wisser, W., Grabenwöger, M., Wieselthaler, G., Schlechta, B., Schrögendorfer, K., Wekerle, T., Wolner, W., and Klepetko, W. Sequentielle, bilaterale Lungentransplantation in Wien. Acta Chir Austriaca 27:100-3 (1995).

End, A., Dekan, M., Korn, M., Helbich, T., Grabenwöger, M., Mitterbauer, G., Stift, A., Mares, P., Wekerle, T., Wolner, E., and Klepetko, W. Differentialdiagnose von Rundherden nach Lungentransplantation. Dtsch med Wschr 119:1105-9 (1994).

Wisser, W., Oturanlar, D., Minich, R., Ringl, H., Wekerle, T., Klepetko, W., and Wolner, E. Closed circuit perfusion of an isolated rabbit lung: A new model for the evaluation of preservation quality of stored lungs. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 7:71-4 (1993).

Oturanlar, D., Moritz, A., Jakl, R. J., End, A., Wekerle, T., Wisser, W., Grabenwöger, M., and Klepetko, W. Operative Therapie tracheointestinaler Fisteln. Acta Chir Austriaca 25:189-92 (1993).

Oturanlar, D., Klepetko, W., Grimm, M., End, A., Wisser, W., Wekerle, T., and Wolner, E. Management of severe bronchial ischemia after bilateral sequential lung transplantation. Ann Thorac Surg 54:1221-2 (1992).