pancreatic islets


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pancreatic islets

(or islets of Langerhans) Scattered endocrine regions in the pancreas that produce glucagon and insulin.
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The greatest number of ghrelin-ip cells was found in the islets, and the cell density decreased gradually from the pancreatic islets to the extrainsular regions.
In persons with T1D, insulin-making beta cells, located in regions of the pancreas known as pancreatic islets, are damaged.
Beta cell count decreased in alloxan-treated rats and treatment with CCT extract significantly increased the number of beta cells in pancreatic islets in groups B2 and C2 which received CCT extract in low and high dose respectively; however, mean number of beta cells in group B2 was not significantly different from group A2.
This technology will be transferred into three projects of increasing complexity and ambition: making in vitro models of pancreatic islets, the pituitary gland, and a mouse blastocyst.
Diabetic patients' own cells will be collected, transformed first into stem cells and then differentiated into stem-cell derived pancreatic islets (SC-islets) to use as an investigational cell therapy for diabetes.
A long term study on primates showed that it altered the blood glucose levels as well as the histology of pancreas showing hyalinization of pancreatic islets of langerhans8.
KYOTO - Kyoto University Hospital said Friday it successfully transplanted pancreatic islets from a brain-dead donor to a diabetes patient on Sunday.
3 found that vitamin D deficiency inhibited the insulin secretion of the rat pancreatic islets.
It contains 11 chapters by surgeons from the US and UK who discuss living donation, new surgical techniques, living-donor liver transplantation, antibody-incompatible transplantation, pancreas transplantation, allotransplantation of pancreatic islets, new cell therapies, intestinal transplantation, pediatric renal transplantation, and immunosuppressive pharmacotherapy.
Their pancreatic islets secreted high levels of insulin in the presence of increasing glucose concentrations and 30 mM K(+).
The team now intends to develop methods for the mass generation of pancreatic islets at lower cost for the treatment of diabetes through transplantation, while working towards shortening the one-month period currently required for creating pancreatic islets.