Effects of precryopreservation culture on survival of rat islets transplanted after slow cooling and rapid thawing.

Despite the frequent use of in vitro tissue culture before islet cryopreservation, no study has evaluated the ability of this procedure to improve the recovery or in vivo function of frozen-thawed islets. To evaluate this, quantities of 2500 Wistar-Furth (WF) rat islets were allocated to each of four groups (n = 8 each): group 1, freshly isolated; group 2… (More)