Expression of Pro- and Antiapoptotic Molecules of the Bcl-2 Family in Human Islets Postisolation
Peter D Campbell, Anita Weinberg, Jonathan Chee, Lina Mariana, Rochelle Ayala, Wayne J Hawthorne, Philip J O'Connell, Thomas Loudovaris, Mark J Cowley, Thomas W Kay, Shane T Grey, Helen E Thomas
Cell Transplantation | COGNIZANT COMMUNICATION CORP | Published : 2012
This study was supported by The Australian Federal Department of Health and Ageing and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. We thank the Tom Mandel Islet Transplant Program and The Centre for Transplant and Renal Research, Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research for isolated human islets, Stacey Fynch and Gaurang Jhala for excellent technical assistance, and Professor Andreas Strasser and Dr. Lorraine O'Reilly from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research for antibodies. We thank Dr. Helen Speirs from the Ramaciotti Centre for technical assistance and advice regarding microarrays. The authors declare no conflicts of interest.