Current Advancement of Islet Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018 (Open) Submit Now
Kenneth L. Brayman, MD, PhD, FACS
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OBM Transplantation is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal, which covers all evidence-based scientific studies related to transplantation. This is seeking original manuscripts for a Special Issue on cell-based therapy for diabetes: “Current Advancement of Islet Cell Transplantation in the Treatment of Diabetes mellitus” scheduled to appear in the first half of 2018.
Islet transplantation and pancreas transplantation have been becoming promising therapies for diabetes, which can restore normal blood glucose and prevent diabetes complications. However, there are many grand challenges for maintaining long-term graft function and insulin independence in diabetes patients.
The special issue will provide a forum for presenting current research works and clinical results showing advancement of cell-based therapy for diabetes, including auto-transplantation, all-transplantation, inflammatory reaction involved islet transplantation, islet macro and microencapsulation, stem cell therapy, as well as in vitro and in vivo imaging of the islets. The special issue will also be open to any author, but mainly invited by guest editor. Each submission will be reviewed by at least two reviewers to ensure a very high quality of papers selected for the Special Issue.
Title: Introduction of the Special Issue
Title: Pancreatic Allo Islet Transplantation: Update on Current Condition
Title: The Role of Auto Islet Transplantation in the Prevention of the Development of Diabetes Mellitus after Total Pancreatectomy
Title: Inflammatory Reaction in Islet Transplantation
Title: Can An Islet be "Isolated" from the Immune System by Encapsulation?
Title: Stem-Cell Therapy in Islet and Pancreas Transplantation
Title: Role of Artificial Pancreas in islet Transplantation
Title: Scaffolding for Diabetes: Reality or Myth.
Title: In Vitro and In vivo Imaging for Diabetes Research and Treatment