Striated Muscle as Implantation Site for Transplanted Pancreatic Islets
2011 (English)In: Journal of Transplantation, ISSN 2090-0007, E-ISSN 2090-0015, Vol. 2011, 352043- p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Islet transplantation is an attractive treatment for selected patients with brittle type 1 diabetes. In the clinical setting, intraportal transplantation predominates. However, due to extensive early islet cell death, the quantity of islets needed to restore glucose homeostasis requires in general a minimum of two donors. Moreover, the deterioration of islet function over time results in few insulin-independent patients after five-year followup. Specific obstacles to the success of islet transplantation include site-specific concerns for the liver such as the instant blood mediated inflammatory reaction, islet lipotoxicity, low oxygen tension, and poor revascularization, impediments that have led to the developing interest for alternative implantation sites over recent years. Within preclinical settings, several alternative sites have now been investigated and proven favorable in various aspects. Muscle is considered a very promising site and has physiologically properties and technical advantages that could make it optimal for islet transplantation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 2011, 352043- p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163313DOI: 10.1155/2011/352043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-163313DiVA: diva2:463609