Immunoprotected and unclumped pancreatic islets

Transplantation of pancreatic islet cells encapsulated in alginate microspheres into the omental bursa of the peritoneal cavity of non-human primates significantly reduces foreign-body responses and extends the longevity of the cells.

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The cover illustrates a monkey’s omental bursa bearing transplanted allogeneic pancreatic islet cells encapsulated in alginate, which reduces foreign-body responses and extends the cells’ longevity.


See Bochenek et al., https://www.nature.com/articles/s41551-018-0275-1


Image: Islet Research Team at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cover design: Alex Wing.