Deceased donor multidrug resistance protein 1 and caveolin 1 gene variants may influence allograft survival in kidney transplantation

Jun Ma, Jasmin Divers, Nicholette D. Palmer, Bruce A. Julian, Ajay K. Israni, David Schladt, Stephen O. Pastan, Kryt Chattrabhuti, Michael D. Gautreaux, Vera Hauptfeld, Robert A. Bray, Allan D. Kirk, W. Mark Brown, Robert S. Gaston, Jeffrey Rogers, Alan C. Farney, Giuseppe Orlando, Robert J. Stratta, Meijian Guan, Amudha PalanisamyAmber M. Reeves-Daniel, Donald W. Bowden, Carl D. Langefeld, Pamela J. Hicks, Lijun Ma, Barry I. Freedman*

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Variants in donor multidrug resistance protein 1 (ABCB1) and caveolin 1 (CAV1) genes are associated with renal allograft failure after transplantation in Europeans. Here we assessed transplantation outcomes of kidneys from 368 African American (AA) and 314 European American (EA) deceased donors based on 38 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) spanning ABCB1 and 16 SNPs spanning CAV1, including previously associated index and haplotype-tagging SNPs. Tests for association with time to allograft failure were performed for the 1233 resultant kidney transplantations, adjusting for recipient age, sex, ethnicity, cold ischemia time, panel reactive antibody, human leukocyte antigen match, expanded-criteria donation, and APOL1-nephropathy variants in AA donors. Interaction analyses between APOL1 with ABCB1 and CAV1 were performed. In a meta-analysis of all transplantations, ABCB1 index SNP rs1045642 was associated with time to allograft failure and other ABCB1 SNPs were nominally associated, but not CAV1 SNPs. ABCB1 SNP rs1045642 showed consistent effects with the 558 transplantations from EA donors, but not with the 675 transplantations from AA donors. ABCB1 SNP rs956825 and CAV1 SNP rs6466583 interacted with APOL1 in transplants from AA donors. Thus, the T allele at ABCB1 rs1045642 is associated with shorter renal allograft survival for kidneys from American donors. Interactions between ABCB1 and CAV1 with APOL1 may influence allograft failure for transplanted kidneys from AA donors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-592
Number of pages9
JournalKidney International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • ABCB1
  • APOL1
  • African American
  • CAV1
  • allograft failure
  • kidney transplantation


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