Protein that repels immune cells protects transplanted pancreatic islets from rejection

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have developed a possible solution to limitations that have kept pancreatic islet transplantation from meeting its promise as a cure for type 1 diabetes. They report that encapsulating insulin-producing islets in gel capsules infused with a protein that repels key immune cells protected islets from attack by the recipient’s immune system without the need for immunosuppressive drugs, restoring long-term blood sugar control in mouse models. —> Read More Here


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