The effectiveness of vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) B.1.1.529 Omicron variant in immunosuppressed solid organ and islet transplant (SOT) recipients is unclear.
The original SARS-CoV-2 vaccination regimen (2 doses) induces insufficient short-term response in kidney transplant (KT) recipients. This study assessed the response to a third dose and the long-term immunogenicity after 2 doses in KT.
Targeting interleukin-6 (IL-6) was shown to counteract donor-specific antibody production and antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) activity. It is not known whether, or to what extent, IL-6 antagonism modulates biomarkers indicative of tissue damage (donor-derived cell-free DNA [dd-cfDNA]) and parenchymal inflammation (C-X-C motif chemokine ligand [CXCL] 10).
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