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New Diabetes Treatment Now in Russia
20.12.2010 19:38
New Diabetes Treatment Now in Russia
Islet cells in alginate

A technique of treating diabetes, developed by Australian company Living Cell Technologies, is now registered in Russia.
      
      The technique is based upon transplantation of swine islet cells, which react on glucose level in blood and produce insulin, when needed. Islet cell transplantation is an experimental technique for treating type I diabetes, when insulin-producing cells of patients pancreas are destructed, and glucose level in blood becomes dangerously high.
      
      The treatment provides transplantation of swine islet cells, which are immobilized inside a semipermeable shell, made of alginate (a polysaccharide from algae). The shell allows islet cells to react on glucose concentration increase and produce insulin.
      
      Insulin, produced by swine islet cells, has one amino acid, different form human insulin, that is why human immune system can produce antibodies to this kind of treatment.
      
      The technique was tested in Sklifosovsky Science & Research Institute of Emergency. Russia may become the first country in the world, where this kind of treatment will be widely used in common medical practice.
      
      Source: Science & Techologies
Author: Anna Kizilova


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