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The influence of donor body mass index on human pancreatic islet function, structure and islet transplant outcome

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Background: Pancreatic islet transplantation for type-1 diabetes has resulted in considerable success over the past decade. However, the worldwide shortage of pancreatic donors remains a major challenge. In an attempt to expand the donor pool, pancreases from obese organs donors (>30 kg/m²) are now routinely offered to islet transplantation in the UK. In addition, it has been suggested that pancreases from donors with early type-2 diabetes mellitus may also be suitable. However, for bot...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Research group:
Prof P Johnson/ Prof P Rorsman
Oxford college:
Trinity College
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Funding agency for:
Walker, J
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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2012-07-20

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