TABLE 1

Insulin content of 250 islets syngeneically transplanted beneath the renal, hepatic, or splenic capsule in male Wistar-Furth rats 9–12 weeks before measurements

Insulin content (ng/graft)
Nondiabetic ratsDiabetic rats
Kidney3,793 ± 5301,630 ± 247*
Liver2,874 ± 5341,668 ± 229
Spleen2,893 ± 4071,234 ± 142*
  • Data are means ± SEM for 6–11 experiments. All values are given for nondiabetic recipients and recipients with STZ-induced diabetes. There were no differences between the implantation organs of nondiabetic and diabetic recipients.

  • *

    * P < 0.05 vs. the corresponding nondiabetic animals. All comparisons were made with ANOVA.