Islet transplantation in diabetic Lewis rats--a comparison of the transplantation sites kidney and spleen capsule.

@article{Weitgasser1996IsletTI,
  title={Islet transplantation in diabetic Lewis rats--a comparison of the transplantation sites kidney and spleen capsule.},
  author={R Weitgasser and Alberto M. Davalli and J V Capotorto and Diane T. Finegood and Susan Bonner-Weir and Gordon C Weir},
  journal={Acta medica Austriaca},
  year={1996},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={156-9}
}
Animal studies have been used to investigate different transplantation (Tx) sites to find best conditions for Tx in humans. A few long-term experiments of comparisons of different Tx-sites have been published. Therefore the aim of our study was to compare islet grafts transplanted under the kidney capsule (KTx) of male Lewis rats with grafts transplanted under the spleen capsule (STx) and to observe these animals over a period of 6 months. Diabetes was induced by Streptozotocin and rats were… CONTINUE READING