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The acinar cell culture plays a very important role in research of pancreatic pathophysiology. The aim of this study was to establish a long-term culture of human (foetal) pancreatic acinar cells in standardized nutrient media with supplements. Acinar cells were prepared from pancreatic tissues obtained from aborted foetus (≥35 weeks) with no prior(More)
Chemokines have been known to play a critical role in pathogenesis of chronic pancreatitis and acinar cell death. However, the role played by one of the CXC chemokines: CXCL10 in regulation of acinar cell death has remained unexplored. Hence, this study was designed to assess the role of CXCL10 promoting apoptosis in ex vivo cultured acinar cells. Primary(More)
The mechanism of acinar cell death in human chronic pancreatitis (CP) remains largely unexplored. Previous studies have demonstrated the role played by apoptosis and necrosis in experimental pancreatitis; however, their relationship with the progression of CP remains unknown. The present study was carried out to elucidate the role and extent of apoptosis in(More)
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