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Re: [IP] new islets from duct cells



----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Bender, M. D." <email @ redacted>
To: "insulin-pumpers-digest" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 7:08 PM
Subject: [IP] new islets from duct cells


> Some new research this little vignette details some interesting
research
> coming out of Eastern Virginia Medical School shows promise in
regenerating
> islet cells. a protein produed by wrapping the pancreas of a hamster
wih
> cellophane. the protein appears without inflamation to test the
protein's
> effect hamster's were given streptozotocin which destroyed the
islets of
> the hamster. The hamsters were then treated after the onset of their
> diabetes with injections of the protein followed up ere found to
have
> islets contining beta cells, somatostatin secreting cells and alpha
cells
> able to secrete glucagon. hamsters treatd with this protein are able
to
> remain euglycemic depite total destruction of their islet cells.
> microscopic examintion shows islets of Langerhans developed around
the
> pancreatic ducts. Spot
>
Spot,

So when to we all start running on the wheel?

Siles
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