Dawn M. Ecker

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Studies involving the transplantation of human islets in Type I diabetics have been of significant value both in documenting the potential importance of islet transplantation as a therapeutic modality, and in defining some of the problems which must be overcome before this approach can be used in large numbers of patients. The currently limited supply of(More)
Uncoated spherical hydrogel microspheres (calcium alginate, nominal M(r) exclusion of > 600 kD) 800-900 microns in diameter were employed to prevent immune rejection of discordant islet xenografts isolated from pigs and cows. The islets were immobilized in the microspheres and injected into the peritoneum of 14 nonimmunosuppressed streptozotocin(More)
: With worldwide sales of biopharmaceuticals increasing each year and continuing growth on the horizon, the manufacture of mammalian biopharmaceuticals has become a major global enterprise. We describe the current and future industry wide supply of manufacturing capacity with regard to capacity type, distribution, and geographic location. Bioreactor(More)
Bioassay-guided fractionation of an organic extract of the cell mass from a manipulated plant cell culture of Mirabilis jalapa led to the isolation and subsequent identification of three new phenolic compounds, 1, 2, and 3. The isoflavone 1 and dehydrorotenoid 2 were identified as the principal antifungal principles from this plant cell culture with(More)