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Ahmad, S.A., Lowy, A.M., Wray, C.J., D’Alessio, D., Choe, K.A., James, L.E., Gelrud, A., Matthews, J.B. and Rilo, H.L. (2005) Factors Associated with Insulin and Narcotic Independence after Islet Autotransplantation in Patients with Severe Chronic Pancreatitis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 201, 680-607.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Characterization of Islets from Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis Patients of Tropical Region with Distinct Phenotype

    AUTHORS: P. Pavan Kumar, M. Sasikala, K. Mamatha, G. V. Rao, R. Pradeep, R. Talukdar, D. Nageshwar Reddy

    KEYWORDS: Islets, Tropical Chronic Pancreatitis, Islet Functions, Transplantation

    JOURNAL NAME: Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, Vol.7 No.1, January 14, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Background and Objective: Islet autotransplantation is performed to preserve endocrine function in patients undergoing pancreatic resections for painful chronic pancreatitis. We characterized islets isolated from chronic pancreatitis patients (CP) of tropical region. Patients and Methods: Pancreatic tissues were obtained from CP patients with and without diabetes undergoing pancreatic resections (n = 35) and brain-dead multi organ donors (n = 6; considered as controls). Islets isolated were assessed for yield, purity, viability and in vitro islet function (Glucose stimulated insulin release, GSIR) as per standard protocols. Results: Islets from CP patients without diabetes were similar to controls in yield (control 4120 - 6100 IE/g, CP 3550 - 5660 IE/g), purity (control 78% ± 12%, CP 70% ± 8.2%) and viability (control 85% ± 8%, CP 81% ± 10%) and islets from CP patients with diabetes showed decreases in yield (3002 - 2300 IE/g), purity (61% ± 16%) and viability (62% ± 21%). Islets measuring 50 - 200 μ were similar in abundance in controls (94.74% ± 3.2%) and CP patients with and without diabetes, 86.31% ± 4.9%, 91.03% ± 3.8%. GSIR of islets from CP patients and controls were similar at 5.5 mM glucose (2.8 - 3.1 μU/ml). However, GSIR at 16.5 mM glucose was decreased in CP patients (control 18.5 ± 0.6, CP without diabetes 11.8 ± 0.3, CP with diabetes 4.3 ± 0.3 μU/ml). Conclusion: Our results demonstrate suitability of islets isolated from CP patients of tropical region for autotransplantation.