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Isolation of Human Islets from Partially Pancreatectomized Patients
 

Isolation of Human Islets from Partially Pancreatectomized Patients

Article doi: 10.3791/2962
July 30th, 2011

Summary July 30th, 2011

The supply of type 2 diabetic islets for research is insufficient. Here we share our protocol for isolating islets from patients undergoing partial pancreatectomy. This approach represents a unique venue for obtaining islets from type 2 diabetic and clinically matched non-diabetic subjects in adequate numbers for basic and clinical studies.

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