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A strategy for the engineering of insulin producing cells with a broad spectrum of defense properties

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A strategy for the engineering of insulin producing cells with a broad spectrum of defense properties
Abstract

Insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells are known to be extremely susceptible to the oxidative stress and hypoxia generated following islet transplantation in diabetic patients. We hereby present a novel in vivo selection strategy based on the isolation of insulin-producing cells with enhanced protection after repeated rounds of encapsulation and xenotransplantation. Rat insulinoma INS-1 cells were encapsulated in alginate macrobeads and transplanted in the peritoneal cavity of mice. After 2 days the beads were retrieved and cells were recovered from alginate and propagated in vitro until submitted to a second round of encapsulation and transplantation. Three days later, the surviving cells, named INS-1m2, were isolated from the alginate beads and their protection and functional activity examined. Compared to parental INS-1 cells, the selected INS-1m2 cells were more resistant to hydrogen peroxide, nitric oxide, alloxan and hypoxia. This enhanced protection of the selected cells correlated with the increased level of catalase and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase expression. Although selected cells expressed more insulin than parental cells, no change in their insulin response to glucose was observed. We conclude that the in vivo selection strategy is a powerful tool for the engineering of insulin producing cells with a broad spectrum of defense properties.

Keywords
Insulinoma; Alginate encapsulation; Xenotransplantation; Cell therapy; Diabetes
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Biomaterials - Volume 32, Issue 7, March 2011, Pages 1816–1825
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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