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Author Topic: New islet transplant procedure  (Read 537 times)

Offline Tamagno

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New islet transplant procedure
« on: May 20, 2016, 04:57:26 PM »
I received this link from a physician in a position to be taken quite seriously.

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http://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/islexa-fires-up-to-develop-cell-therapy-for-type-i-diabetes


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Re: New islet transplant procedure
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 06:53:11 PM »
Islets are organoids found in the pancreas. Insulin-producing beta cells make up around 70% of the content of an islet. The remaining 30% is largely made up of alpha and beta cells, which, respectively, produce the peptide hormones glucagon and somatostatin. Both of the hormones are involved in the feedback system that regulates blood sugar levels.

Islexa thinks it can replicate this composition. “What's really excited us is that not only do these things looks like islets and have the full mix of cells that islets have, but the tests that we've had show they do biphasic insulin production


That is promising. It's a replication of the entire pancreatic process, not only the beta-cells.
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Re: New islet transplant procedure
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 02:51:41 AM »
Yes, SKB!

Got this from my "Big Pharma" friend who received from his very-well known company.

I'm going to keep track to see if I can participate in trials.