Journal of the Korean Society for Transplantation(대한이식학회지), Vol.25(2) : 71~75, 2011
Journal of the Korean Society for Transplantation(대한이식학회지)
Transplant glomerulopathy is a late complication of renal transplantation. The characteristic morphology of transplant glomerulopathy includes thickening of glomerular capillary loops with double contour, and duplication of glomerular basement membrane on electron microscopy. Clinical and experimental evidences support the role of antibody-mediated immune mechanism in the development of transplant glomerulopathy. Antibody-induced endothelial cell injury is the key pathogenesis of transplant glomerulopathy. The evolution of transplant glomerulopathy in the context of immunologic injury is briefly reviewed.