Purification of islets of Langerhans from porcine pancreas.


Flotation through a slightly hyperosmotic discontinuous gradient iodixanol achieves a much higher recovery of islets of an improved viability than the customary method using sedimentation on to a diatrizoate/polysaccharide barrier. Flotation techniques achieve an enhanced separation of the islets from any residual digestive enzymes and from acinar cells… (More)