islets of Langerhans

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Synonyms for islets of Langerhans

cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ

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If the new ICMC islet cell gene expression directory had been available when researchers first thought of developing GPR119 agonists, they would have realised they were on the wrong track.
The cells function so well under these conditions, in fact, that the method requires significantly fewer cells to be effective than standard islet cell transplantation into the liver--as much as one-third or one-fourth the amount.
As imaging technology advances, smaller nonfunctioning islet cell tumors are being diagnosed in asymptomatic patients.
One hundred and sixty-nine patients with progressive pancreatic islet cell tumours who had progressed in the last 12 months were recruited and randomised to receive either sunitinib (n=75) (37.
If you live in the United States, where islet cell transplants are considered experimental, getting one usually means participating in a clinical trial and waiting for a donor pancreas.
MicroIslet's islet transplantation technology, including patented technology exclusively licensed from Duke University, includes methods for isolating, culturing, cryopreservation, and immuno-protection (microencapsulation) of islet cells.
Islet cell antibodies indicate type 1 diabetes and rule out type 2 disease.
Because extensive surgery impacts islet cell yield, pancreatectomy and autotransplantation should be performed early in the course of the disease, Dr.
The world's first living donor islet cell transplantation is being called a success, with the recipient weaned completely off insulin therapy just 4 weeks after the procedure.
Richard Lane, a 61-year-old businessman from Bromley, Kent, is the first person in the UK to have a fully successful islet cell transplantation in a patient with Type 1 diabetes.
The team at King's College Hospital, London, said the islet cell transplantation in a patient with Type 1 diabetes ( a 61-year-old man ( was a first in the UK.
Richard Lane, 61, from Bromley, Kent, is the first person in the UK to have a fully successful islet cell transplantation in a patient with Type 1 diabetes.
In other words, it doesn't just deplete the islet cell by making it work harder to produce more insulin, but it actually fixes the cells' engine.
After reading about the success of the Edmonton Protocols in 2000, he began investigating islet cell transplant centers, eventually requesting an application to enter the trial at the Diabetes Research Center in Miami.