American Journal of Transplantation

Copyright © 2013

Official publication of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST)

  • Edited by: Allan D. Kirk
  • 2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2012) Ranking: 1/26 Transplantation; 2/198 Surgery
  • Impact Factor: 6.192



This Month in AJT

Allograft biopsies have served as the standard for diagnosis in organ transplantation, but their utility has been limited by sampling error. Increasingly, practitioners have looked toward sampling techniques that are less invasive than tissue biopsy and at the same time reflect the entire organ's condition. In this issue we highlight two articles (Greenland et al and Neujahr et al) examining the utility of bronchoalveolar lavage in assessing lung transplant rejection. Both of these studies find that there is substantial untapped information to be gleaned from this secretory product—information that has both diagnostic and mechanistic value. We also present a case report (Calvo et al) of a rare metabolic disorder, lathosterolosis, that was successfully treated by liver transplantation, and surprisingly mollified an autism phenotype associated with this disease. Cover design by Ken North, North Design Group.


Current Issue Highlights

Read the Editor's picks of the month:

Altered Glycosylation in Donor Mice Causes Rejection of Strain-Matched Skin and Heart Grafts
H. Gock, L. J. Murray-Segal, A. C. Winterhalter, A. Aminian, G. T. C. Moore, S. J. Brown, A. J. F. d'Apice and P. J. Cowan

Is Donor Glycosylation the Gatekeeper for Xenotransplantation?
B. A. Cobb

Bronchoalveolar Lavage Cell Immunophenotyping Facilitates Diagnosis of Lung Allograft Rejection
J. R. Greenland, N. P. Jewell, M. Gottschall, N. N. Trivedi, J. Kukreja, S. R. Hays, J. P. Singer, J. A. Golden and G. H. Caughey

Assessing the Cells in the Lung Lavage: An Untapped Resource in Lung Transplant Monitoring
D. C. Neujahr

Bile Acid Aspiration Associated With Lung Chemical Profile Linked to Other Biomarkers of Injury After Lung Transplantation
D. C. Neujahr, K. Uppal, S. D. Force, F. Fernandez, C. Lawrence, A. Pickens, R. Bag, C. Lockard, A. D. Kirk, V. Tran, K. Lee, D. P. Jones and Y. Park

Sterile Leukocyturia Is Associated With Interstitial Fibrosis and Tubular Atrophy in Kidney Allograft Protocol Biopsies
S. Coelho, F. Ortíz, R. Gelpi, P. Koskinen, N. Porta, O. Bestard, E. Melilli, O. Taco, J. Torras, E. Honkanen, J. M. Grinyó and J. M. Cruzado


Highly Cited/Highly Read Articles

Read these highly-cited articles:

1. Antibody-mediated rejection criteria - an addition to the Banff '97 Classification of Renal Allograft Rejection
2. Diabetes mellitus after kidney transplantation in the United States

Read these highly-read articles:

1. Long-term Management of the Liver Transplant Patient: Recommendations for the Primary Care Doctor
2. Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism: A Commentary on the Global Realities


The AJT Report

Kidney transplant surgeons will take a 10% pay cut in relative value units in 2014. This issue of “The AJT Report” investigates what this cut might mean for transplantation. Also in this issue, we take a look at two new independent studies showing an increased risk of end-stage renal disease in kidney donors.


Get up to speed quickly with the latest in transplantation news from the American Journal of Transplantation's AJT Report.


News and Information

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Virtual Issues

Virtual issues are collections of articles on a particular subject, published in the American Journal of Transplantation. They are selected by a guest editor to provide a rapid overview of the activity in a particular aspect of transplantation.

The following virtual issues are available:


Viral Infections

Guest Editor: Dr. Emily Blumberg


Guest Editors: Drs. Howard M. Gebel and Robert A. Bray 

Costimulation Blockade

Guest Editor: Dr. Allan D. Kirk

Kidney Transplantation
Guest Editor: Dr. Bruce Kaplan

Antibody-Mediated Rejection (ABMR)
Guest Editors: Drs. Philip F. Halloran and Michael Mengel

Living Liver and Kidney Donation
Guest Editor: Dr. Jonathan Bromberg

Islet Transplantation Issues
Guest Editor: Dr. Jonathan Bromberg

Infectious Disease Issues in Organ Transplantation
Guest Editor: Dr. Atul Humar


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