Update on Islet Cell Transplantation for Type 1 Diabetes
Seminars in Interventional Radiology, 06/15/2012
Agarwal A et al. – Significant advances in islet purification techniques and novel immunomodulatory agents have since renewed interest in islet cell transplantation. Yet the field is still challenged by a limited supply of islet cells, inadequate engraftment, and the deleterious effects of chronic immunosuppression. This article discusses the history and the current status of clinical islet cell transplantation.