TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.42, pp.3663-3670, 2010 (SCI-Expanded)
Background. Antigen-presenting cells (APCs) are crucial intermediates in the generation of both innate and specific immune responses. It has long been understood that some APCs are resident in islets in situ as well as after isolation. Our aim was to investigate the presence of molecules involved in antigen presentation in rat pancreatic islet-derived stem cells (PI-SCs).