TABLE 3

Amount of dead islet cells after 48-h incubation with control culture medium or medium containing 2.0 mmol/l FFA mixture

Amount of dead cells
ControlsFFA exposed
TUNEL (%)8.9 ± 2.024.0 ± 4.0*
ELISA (OD)0.9 ± 0.12.9 ± 0.6*
  • Data are means ± SD. TUNEL experiments were from four separate pancreata; ELISA experiments were from nine separate pancreata.

  • *

    * P < 0.01 vs. controls.