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Does anyone know if there has been a succesfull pancreatic isslets transplant anywhere in the world? In my country there were 2 attempts, but, as far as i know, none of them succesfull.
What do you think about this procedure?
That's very hard. Pancreatic islet is an endocrine gland, it is equipped with tons of vessels. If you remove it, you break the vessels, then bleeding..., then clotting... And there is a possibility that the recipient will reject the graft... This is risky, I don't think this will work... Why don't try to transplant some acini with islets on it? It's easier I think
The donor was a pacient in clinical death (spelling?)
Before the transplant, pancreatic islets are purified, then keeped under special conditions (36 C, 5% CO2), and then transplanted by injection in the port system.
The doctor that performed this transplant was expecting the insulin-producing cells to somehow "blend-in" and start doing their job.
Wow, that's a radical experiment. I think it would be better if the doctor grows the pancreatic beta cells in vivo prior to do that injection. It is useful to ensure whether the culture can be survive and able to secrete insulin. I am afraid during the purification there would be some broken cells and also unexpected xenobiotics interference. It would stimulate the immune system of the patient and thus the donor pancretic cells will be rejected
I really think so too.
And I can't help wondering where would the pancreatic cells migrate from the port system; I'm not sure that they could find a way to the pancreas of the diebetic patient.....
So far, the IDDM patients must supply themselves with insulin injection every few hours. That's pity. I saw a seven-year-old boy sitting alone on the bench of the corner of the room to inject himself with insulin pack awwawawawaa I believe there will be a solution for them...
Hey, this inspired me to start trying to make a beta cells culture Wish me luck
Hey, good luck. I think diabetes is a real problem so maybe something good will come out of this
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort" - H. Albright
Whatever the solution, it should come soon. The problem is really agravating, at least in my country. We have a massive insulin shortage here(minister of health=just another idiot), and it is incredibly sad to see people forming lines of more than 100 to get insuline so that they will stay alive
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter
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