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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2014, Article ID 405362, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/405362
Research Article

Pravastatin Improves Glucose Regulation and Biocompatibility of Agarose Encapsulated Porcine Islets following Transplantation into Pancreatectomized Dogs

1The Rogosin Institute-Xenia Division, 740 Birch Road, Xenia, OH 45385, USA
2The Rogosin Institute, New York, NY 10021, USA
3Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
4Bob Evans Farms, Inc., New Albany, OH 43054, USA
5NAMSA, Northwood, OH 43619, USA
6NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY 10021, USA

Received 3 February 2014; Revised 6 May 2014; Accepted 7 May 2014; Published 19 May 2014

Academic Editor: Hiroshi Okamoto

Copyright © 2014 Lawrence S. Gazda 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.

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