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Work by Douglas Melton led to the discovery of a method to generate billions of functional, insulin-producing islet cells in the laboratory.
We shared the same enthusiasm for using basic science to gain fresh insights into the way islet cells work and interact, and our complementary skills helped to expedite the research.
The researchers have designed a material that can be used to encapsulate human islet cells before transplanting them.
To address this hurdle, Klearchos Papas, professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona, Tucson, is studying the efficacy of islet cells from sources other than the human pancreas--including beta cells derived from human stem cells, and islet cells from pigs.
123 EMERGING NEW DIABETES TREATMENT STRATEGIES: BETATROPHIN VERSUS ISLET CELL TRANSPLANTATION
As this process accounts for almost 50 percent of normal glucose uptake, it rivals the impact of insulin-dependent mechanisms driven by the islet cells in the pancreas.
According to a Baylor University, Texas research team, a major problem in islet cell transplantation is the poor condition of islet cells attributed to hypoxia cell preservation and isolation.
Folks had presumed that by the time patients had overt diabetes, all their islet cells had been destroyed," Clynes said.
In a study of 36 islet cell transplant recipients published in 2006, more than 40% of participants were off insulin therapy completely within one year of the last infusion of islet cells.
MicroIslet is working to develop and commercialize a first product, called MicroIslet-H, a microencapsulated human islet cell suspension that will be used for transplantation in patients with insulin- dependent diabetes.
So, they exposed the protein-deficient animals, as well as some normal mice, to a drug that kills islet cells.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A majority of patients with chronic pancreatitis experienced pain relief and many were spared a lifetime of insulin-dependent diabetes when total pancreatectomy was followed by autotransplantation of islet cells in a University of Minnesota study.