Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: December 6

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

Clinical impact of KIR haplotypes in 10/10 HLA-matched unrelated donor-recipient pairs undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

To evaluate the impact of killer immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) genotyping in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for myeloid disorders at our institution, retrospective KIR genotyping was performed on 77 patients and their 10/10 matched unrelated donors. In a multivariate model including donor age, HLA-DPB1 permissiveness, and presence of donor KIR B/x, an association with overall survival was observed (p = .047). Within the model, increasing donor age increased risk (RR 1.03 [1.00-1.06]/year, p = .046), while donor KIR and HLA-DPB1 permissiveness were not associated with risk (RR 0.51 [0.26-1.03] and RR 0.68 [0.34-1.36]). 

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