TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.48, no.6, pp.2216-2220, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
Background. Currently, the most commonly used site for clinical islet transplantation is the liver although it is far from being an ideal site. Low oxygen tension and the induction of an inflammatory response impair islet implantation and lead to significant early loss of islet. The present study aimed to investigate and compare the efficacy of islet transplantation to the ovary and kidney subcapsule in diabetic rats.