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408) Mice rendered diabetic by streptozotocin injection were transplanted with microencapsulated islets, followed by assessment of body weight, glycemia, and graft function (evaluated by OGTT).
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PMID:24256689 DOI:10.3727/096368913X675160
2015 Cell transplantation
* Therapeutic potential of laminin-biodritin microcapsules for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Pancreatic islet microencapsulation constitutes an attractive therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus; however, long-term β-cell function remains a major problem. Loss of extracellular matrix interactions during islet isolation dramatically affects β-cell viability. We have previously shown beneficial effects of laminin (LN) in human islet cultures. Herein, we investigated whether LN could improve the outcome of transplantation after islet microencapsulation in Biodritin, an alginate-based material. To test LN-Biodritin stability, microcapsules were subjected to different types of in vitro stress. Focusing on biocompatibility, empty microcapsules were coincubated with the RAW 264.7 macrophage cell line for up to 24 h, and empty beads were implanted IP in mice and retrieved for analyses after 7 and 30 days. Upon culturing for 48 h, mRNA, protein levels, and caspase 3 activity were evaluated in islets microencapsulated with LN-Biodritin. Mice rendered diabetic by streptozotocin injection were transplanted with microencapsulated islets, followed by assessment of body weight, glycemia, and graft function (evaluated by OGTT). Graft efficiency was observed upon microencapsulated islet explantation. The results obtained showed that LN-Biodritin microcapsules were as stable and biocompatible as Biodritin. Modulation of mRNA and protein levels suggested protection against apoptosis and islet stress. Mice transplanted with LN-Biodritin microencapsulated islets presented a better outcome at 198 days postsurgery. Graft explantation led animals to hyperglycemia. In conclusion, LN-Biodritin constitutes a very promising biomaterial for islet transplantation.
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--- WordNet output for function --- =>1.機能, 関数, 役割, 働き, 2.機能する, 作用する, 働く, 役目を果たす, 3.社交的会合, パーティー, 儀式 Overview of noun function The noun function has 7 senses (first 3 from tagged texts) 1. (43) function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping -- ((mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)) 2. (24) function, purpose, role, use -- (what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?") 3. (7) function, office, part, role -- (the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role") 4. function -- (a relation such that one thing is dependent on another; "height is a function of age"; "price is a function of supply and demand") 5. function -- (a formal or official social gathering or ceremony; "it was a black-tie function") 6. affair, occasion, social occasion, function, social function -- (a vaguely specified social event; "the party was quite an affair"; "an occasion arranged to honor the president"; "a seemingly endless round of social functions") 7. routine, subroutine, subprogram, procedure, function -- (a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program) Overview of verb function The verb function has 3 senses (first 3 from tagged texts) 1. (9) function, work, operate, go, run -- (perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore") 2. (3) serve, function -- (serve a purpose, role, or function; "The tree stump serves as a table"; "The female students served as a control group"; "This table would serve very well"; "His freedom served him well"; "The table functions as a desk") 3. (1) officiate, function -- (perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function; "His wife officiated as his private secretary") --- WordNet end ---