BACKGROUND: Islets transplanted from other species to man has the potential to cure diabetes but whether islets are subject to hyperacute rejection after xenotransplantation is contentious. We transplanted mouse pancreatic islets of mouse beneath the primate renal capsule and assessed natural xenoantibody binding, complement activation and cell lysis in vitro. METHODS: Freshly isolated mouse islets were transplanted in a blood clot under the renal capsule of cynolmogus monkeys. The graft was ...Expand abstract
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Transplantation of mouse pancreatic islets into primates--in vivo and in vitro evaluation.
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