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Journal of Transplantation
Volume 2012, Article ID 642787, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/642787
Research Article

Isolation of Human Islets for Autologous Islet Transplantation in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pancreatitis

1Division of Immunogenetics, Department of Pediatrics, Rangos Research Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
2RiMeD Foundation, via Bandiera 11, Palermo 90133, Italy
3Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
4Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, E1540 Biomedical Science Tower (BST) 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
5Department of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
6Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 5150 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA
7Department of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
8Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Received 13 July 2011; Accepted 11 October 2011

Academic Editor: Waldo Concepcion

Copyright © 2012 Rita Bottino 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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