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Transplantation of islets of Langerhans into the anterior chamber of the eye for longitudinal in vivo imaging.

In: Animal Models of Diabetes. Berlin [u.a.]: Springer, 2020. 149-157 (Methods Mol. Biol. ; 2128)
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Noninvasive in vivo imaging techniques are attractive tools to longitudinally study various aspects of islet of Langerhans physiology and pathophysiology. Unfortunately, most imaging modalities currently applicable for clinical use do not allow the comprehensive investigation of islet cell biology due to limitations in resolution and/or sensitivity, while high-resolution imaging technologies like laser scanning microscopy (LSM) lack the penetration depth to assess islets of Langerhans within the pancreas. Significant progress in this area was made by the combination of LSM with the anterior chamber of the mouse eye platform, utilizing the cornea as a natural body window to study cell physiology of transplanted islets of Langerhans. We here describe the transplantation and longitudinal in vivo imaging of islets of Langerhans in the anterior chamber of the mouse eye as a versatile tool to study different features of islet physiology in health and disease.
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Publication type Article: Edited volume or book chapter
Keywords Anterior Chamber Of The Eye ; Diabetes ; In Vivo Imaging ; Islets Of Langerhans ; Transplantation
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1064-3745
e-ISSN 1940-6029
Book Volume Title Animal Models of Diabetes
Quellenangaben Volume: 2128, Issue: , Pages: 149-157 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Springer
Publishing Place Berlin [u.a.]
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Institute(s) Institute for Pancreatic Beta Cell Research (IPI)