PMID: 109263Apr 1, 1977

Progress in isolation technic of islets of Langerhans for transplantation

Chirurgisches Forum für experimentelle und klinische Forschung
K D Rumpf


An improved technique is described which yields up to 6,000 isolated islets of Langerhans from the pancreas of rats. The quotients for insulin/amylase and insulin/protein were estimated in vitro. For in vivo testing isologous transplantations of islets were performed. Several parameters such as total body-weight, blood sugar levels, insulin i.s., glucose-tolerance and glucose-assimilation tests demonstrated that the islets still retained their normal function despite the isolation procedure.

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Rats, Inbred Lew
Transplantation, Homologous
Islets of Langerhans Transplantation

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