Balaji Samikannu

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Oxidative stress produced during pancreatic islet isolation leads to significant β-cell damage. Homeostatic cytokines secreted subsequently to islet transplantation damage β-cells by generating oxygen free radicals. In this study, exendin-4, a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog improved islet transplantation outcome by increasing the survival of diabetic(More)
Intraportal islet transplantation suffers from low efficiency caused by substantial islet mass loss after transplantation. How this process is regulated is still unclear. Here, we show that NF-κB activation was detectable in islet grafts shortly after transplantation of porcine islets to diabetic NMRI nu/nu mice, and systemic NF-κB inhibition in(More)
Substitution of pancreatic islets is a potential therapy to treat diabetes and it depends on reconstitution of islet's capillary network. In this study, we addressed the question whether stabilization of Glucagon-Like-Peptide-1 (GLP-1) by inhibiting Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) increases β-cell mass by modulating vascularization. Mouse or porcine donor(More)
Islet transplantation provides an approach to compensate for loss of insulin-producing cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. However, the intraportal route of transplantation is associated with instant inflammatory reactions to the graft and subsequent islet destruction as well. Although matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-2 and -9 are involved in both(More)
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