About this Journal Submit a Manuscript Table of Contents
BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 975608, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/975608
Research Article

Rotational Transport of Islets: The Best Way for Islets to Get around?

1Center of Operative Medicine, Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
2Department of General Surgery, SJOG Hospital, Kajetanerplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
3Department of Pathology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
4Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Received 5 August 2013; Accepted 21 October 2013

Academic Editor: Gerald Brandacher

Copyright © 2013 Rupert Oberhuber et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. M. J. Shapiro, J. R. T. Lakey, B. W. Paty, P. A. Senior, D. L. Bigam, and E. A. Ryan, “Strategic opportunities in clinical islet transplantation,” Transplantation, vol. 79, no. 10, pp. 1304–1307, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. A. M. J. Shapiro, “State of the art of clinical islet transplantation and novel protocols of immunosuppression,” Current Diabetes Reports, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 345–354, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. H. Ichii and C. Ricordi, “Current status of islet cell transplantation,” Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 101–112, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. O. Korsgren, B. Nilsson, C. Berne et al., “Current status of clinical islet transplantation,” Transplantation, vol. 79, no. 10, pp. 1289–1293, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. R. P. Robertson, “Islet transplantation as a treatment for diabetes—a work in progress,” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 350, no. 7, pp. 694–705, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. J. A. Goss, A. P. Schock, F. C. Brunicardi et al., “Achievement of insulin independence in three consecutive type-1 diabetic patients via pancreatic islet transplantation using islets isolated at a remote islet isolation center,” Transplantation, vol. 74, no. 12, pp. 1761–1766, 2002. View at Scopus
  7. J. A. Goss, S. E. Goodpastor, F. C. Brunicardi et al., “Development of a human pancreatic islet-transplant program through a collaborative relationship with a remote islet-isolation center,” Transplantation, vol. 77, no. 3, pp. 462–466, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. H. Ichii, Y. Sakuma, A. Pileggi et al., “Shipment of human islets for transplantation,” American Journal of Transplantation, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 1010–1020, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. B. Hirshberg, K. I. Rother, B. J. Digon III, J. Venstrom, and D. M. Harlan, “State of the art: islet transplantation for the cure of type 1 diabetes mellitus,” Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 381–389, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. M. Hermann, M. Wurm, V. Lubei, et al., “Keep on rolling: optimizing human islet transport conditions using a perfused rotary system,” Islets, vol. 4, no. 2, article 152, 2012.
  11. P. R. Rozak, B. P. Weegman, E. S. Avgoustiniatos et al., “Devices and methods for maintenance of temperature and pressure during islet shipment,” Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 407–410, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. L. Margolis, S. Hatfill, R. Chuaqui et al., “Long term organ culture of human prostate tissue in a NASA-designed rotating wall bioreactor,” Journal of Urology, vol. 161, no. 1, pp. 290–297, 1999. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. J. A. Chromiak, J. Shansky, C. Perrone, and H. H. Vandenbukgh, “Bioreactor perfusion system for the long-term maintenance of tissueengineered skeletal muscle organoids,” In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 694–703, 1998. View at Scopus
  14. C. Ricordi, P. E. Lacy, E. H. Finke, B. J. Olack, and D. W. Scharp, “Automated method for isolation of human pancreatic islets,” Diabetes, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 413–420, 1988. View at Scopus
  15. C. Ricordi, P. E. Lacy, and D. W. Scharp, “Automated islet isolation from human pancreas,” Diabetes, vol. 38, supplement 1, pp. 140–142, 1989. View at Scopus
  16. M. Wurm, V. Lubei, M. Caronna, M. Hermann, R. Margreiter, and P. Hengster, “Development of a novel perfused rotary cell culture system,” Tissue Engineering, vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 2761–2768, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. T. Wang, B. Singh, G. L. Warnock, and R. V. Rajotte, “Prevention of recurrence of IDDM in islet-transplanted diabetic NOD mice by adjuvant immunotherapy,” Diabetes, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 114–117, 1992. View at Scopus
  18. M.-C. Kempf, A. Andres, P. Morel et al., “Logistics and transplant coordination activity in the GRAGIL Swiss-French multicenter network of islet transplantation,” Transplantation, vol. 79, no. 9, pp. 1200–1205, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. J. M. Rabkin, J. P. Leone, D. E. R. Sutherland et al., “Transcontinental shipping of pancreatic islets for autotransplantation after total pancreatectomy,” Pancreas, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 416–419, 1997. View at Scopus
  20. A. Tibell, M. Brendel, J. Wadström et al., “Early experience with a long-distance collaborative human islet transplant programme,” Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 29, no. 7, pp. 3124–3125, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. R. Bottino, A. N. Balamurugan, H. Tse et al., “Response of human islets to isolation stress and the effect of antioxidant treatment,” Diabetes, vol. 53, no. 10, pp. 2559–2568, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. S. Paraskevas, D. Maysinger, R. Wang, W. P. Duguid, and L. Rosenberg, “Cell loss in isolated human islets occurs by apoptosis,” Pancreas, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 270–276, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. V. Vaithilingam, B. Barbaro, J. Oberholzer, and B. E. Tuch, “Functional capacity of human islets after long-distance shipment and encapsulation,” Pancreas, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 247–252, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. B. W. Tobin, S. K. Leeper-Woodford, B. B. Hashemi, S. M. Smith, and C. F. Sams, “Altered TNF-α, glucose, insulin, and amino acids in islets of Langerhans cultured in a microgravity model system,” American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 280, no. 1, pp. E92–E102, 2001. View at Scopus
  25. L. P. Rutzky, S. Bilinski, M. Kloc et al., “Microgravity culture condition reduces immunogenicity and improves function of pancreatic islets,” Transplantation, vol. 74, no. 1, pp. 13–21, 2002. View at Scopus
  26. M. Hermann, D. Pirkebner, A. Draxl, R. Margreiter, and P. Hengster, “'Real-time' assessment of human islet preparations with confocal live cell imaging,” Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 3409–3411, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus