TABLE 1

Insulin content in PDX-1+ IEC-6 cells kept under the renal capsule*

AgaroseIEC-6PDX-1+ IEC-6Pancreas
Immunoreactive insulin (ng/mg protein)0.03 ± 0.010.03 ± 0.016.18 ± 1.041832 ± 231
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  • Data are normalized with respect to the protein concentration expressed as means ± SE.

  • *

    * Insulin was extracted from the kidney that had received transplanted cell aggregates of parental IEC-6 cells or PDX-1+ IEC-6 cells or agarose (no cells) as a control.