Transplantation proceedings

Cytochrome P450 3 A expression in pigs livers after 24-hour preservation in Biolasol solution depending on the type of transgenesis.

PMID 25380862


An insufficient number of organs for transplantation shows the need for the development of new technologies. Xenotransplantation might be the answer. To determine if the type of transgenesis influences the level of CYP3A4, which takes an active part in xenobiotics metabolism in livers after 24-hour storage, depending on the kind of solution used for preservation. The experiment was carried out on 30 livers of Polish White Landrace divided into 5 groups depending on transgene type. The following human genes were transferred: α1,2-fucosyltransferase (groups I and II), α-galactosidase (III), combined α1,2-fucosyltransferase/α-galactosidase transgene (IV), and livers without modification (V). The livers were perfused and subsequently stored for 24 hours in Ringer's solution (group I) or Biolasol solution (II-V). Reperfusion/reflush was performed. CYP3A29 isomer concentration was analyzed in liver specimens collected twice: 30 minutes after perfusion and 30 minutes after reperfusion/reflush. Expression of mRNA CYP3A29 was marked using RT-PCR analysis and of protein CYP3A29 using Western blotting technique. The most significant decrease in protein CYP3A29 expression after 24-hour preservation was observed in group I (55.88% decrease), while the least significant was observed in group IV (10.44% decrease). mRNA expression evaluation was similar: the most significant decrease was observed in group I (87.8% decrease) and the least significant in group III (4.6% decrease). α1,2-Fcosyltransferase transgene seems to influence mRNA and protein CYP3A expression in case of liver grafting and preservation for transplantation. CYP3A expression was also influenced by the kind of preservation solution used.