Briceyda Ramírez-González

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Pig xenografts represent an alternative source of organs for transplantation. Immunosuppression can prevent rejection, but involves high risk and cost. New anti-rejection techniques have been developed; however, results have not been successful. Few studies have reported xenoantibody levels in xenotransplanted patients with diabetes and no patients have(More)
BACKGROUND Sertoli cells (SC) in the testis secrete factors that nourish and immunoprotect developing spermatozoa, which have made them the focus of studies that aim to generate localized tolerance, particularly for transplantation and perhaps autoimmunity. Several methods have been described to isolate these cells, which include a two-step enzymatic(More)
UNLABELLED Based on the described methods for the isolation of neonatal pancreatic cell clusters (NPCCs), we have developed modifications in order to improve their quality, functionality, and process reproducibility in the isolation technique, for potential use in research. In addition, we indicate techniques for describing yield, functionality, viability(More)
In order to alleviate the shortage of human donors, the use of porcine islets of Langerhans for xenotransplantation in diabetic patients has been proposed as a solution. To overcome rejection, we have developed a procedure for protecting the islets by combining them with Sertoli cells and placing them in a novel subcutaneous device, that generates an(More)
Pancreas transplantation is an option to achieve better metabolic control and decrease chronic complications in patients with diabetes. Xenotransplantation becomes an important alternative. In this study, we show the clinical outcome of patients with type 1 diabetes transplanted with neonatal pig islets without immunosuppression. In a longitudinal study of(More)
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