Daniel Jacobs-Tulleneers-Thevissen

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OBJECTIVE The metabolic outcome of islet cell transplants in type 1 diabetic patients is variable. This retrospective analysis examines whether differences in recipient characteristics at the time of transplantation are correlated with inadequate graft function. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Thirty nonuremic C-peptide-negative type 1 diabetic patients had(More)
OBJECTIVE Engraftment and function of human islet cell implants is considered to be dependent on their rapid and adequate revascularization. Studies with rodent islet grafts have shown that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression by beta-cells can promote this process. The present work examines whether human islet preparations produce VEGF as(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid revascularization of islet cell implants is important for engraftment and subsequent survival and function. Development of an adequate vascular network is expected to allow adaptive growth of the β-cell mass. The present study compares omentum and kidney capsule as sites for growth and differentiation of immature β-cell grafts. METHODS(More)
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