The role of current product release criteria for identification of human islet preparations suitable for clinical transplantation.
BACKGROUND: Alloimmunity, autoimmunity, and nonspecific inflammation are known to be potential determinants for long-term islet survival and insulin independence. Sufficient islet mass is a key determinant. But islet engraftment and posttransplant survival may also depend on functional characteristics of the graft. This study investigated the significance of current product release criteria for the transplantation outcome. METHODS: Fourty five consecutive transplanted human islet preparations...Expand abstract
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