The aim of encapsulation of pancreatic islets is to transplant in the absence of immunosuppression. It is based on the principle that transplanted tissue is protected from the host immune system by an artificial membrane. Encapsulation allows for application of insulin-secreting cells of animal or other surrogate sources, to overcome human islet shortage. The advantages and pitfalls of the approaches developed so far are discussed and compared, together with some recent progress, in view of applicability in clinical islet transplantation.
|Autori:||DE VOS P; MARCHETTI P|
|Titolo:||Encapsulation of pancreatic islets for transplantation in diabetes: the untouchable islets|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S1471-4914(02)02381-X|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|