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2011 - CTS-IXA (Miami)

Parallel Session 1- Islets (Cell Track)
24 October 2011  /  10:30 - 12:30

Stimulation of VEGF secretion in rat pancreatic islets using Liraglutide

Presenter: Allan Langlois, Strasbourg, France

Naturally pure islets for autotransplantation after total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis

Presenter: Appakalai N. Balamurugan, Minneapolis, United States

Parallel Session 2- Stem Cells (Cell Track)
24 October 2011  /  10:30 - 12:30

Pharmacologically active microcarriers enhance the therapeutic effects of MIAMI cell transplanted in hemi-parkinsonian rats

Presenter: Gaetan Delcroix, Miami, United States

Pancreatic islets–derived Mesenchymal stromal cells can enter the pancreatic endocrine commitment but do not achieve consistent maturation

Presenter: Giacomo Lanzoni, Miami, United States

Human amnion epithelial (hAE) stem cell transplant significantly improves phenotype and survival in a murine model of intermediate maple syrup urine disease (iMSUD)

Presenter: Kristen Skvorak, Pittsburgh, United States

Contact-dependent modulation of the human immune response to pig cells by adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AdMSC) from GTKO/CD46 pigs

Presenter: Goutham Kumar, Pittsburgh, United States

Parallel Session 4- Innate Immunity, xenoantigens and antibodies (Xeno Track)
24 October 2011  /  10:30 - 12:30

Blocking porcine sialoadhesin improves extracorporeal porcine liver xenoperfusion

Presenter: Joshua Waldman, Toledo, United States

Comparison of Gal and non-Gal mediated cardiac xenograft rejection

Presenter: Guerard Byrne, London, United Kingdom

Rat elicited anti-carbohydrate xenoantibodies crossreact with cells of multiple species and bacteria

Presenter: Magdiel Pérez-Cruz, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

T cell-directed immunosuppression is associated with downregulation of thrombin activation, but upregulation of inflammatory responses in xenograft recipients

Presenter: Mohamed Ezzelarab, Pittsburgh, United States

Study of complement activation in a life supporting pig to primate xenotransplantation model using GAL KO pigs

Presenter: Marta Vadori, Padova, Italy

SOTA 2- Immunomodulation and Cell Based Strategies for Tolerance Induction (Cell Track)
24 October 2011  /  13:30 - 15:30

Immune Regulation in Transplant Tolerance

Presenter: Ronald G. Gill, Aurora, United States


Presenter: Suzanne Ildstad, Louisville, United States

Parallel Session 8- Immunology (Immunoisolation) (Cell Track)
24 October 2011  /  16:00 - 18:00

High resolution, non-invasive longitudinal live imaging of immune responses

Presenter: Midhat H Abdulreda, Miami, United States

Influence of islet culture on angiogenic and inflammatory mechanisms

Presenter: Allan Langlois, Strasbourg, France

Transplanted donor Treg cells can stably engraft leading to tolerance to allogeneic bone marrow cells in NOD mice

Presenter: Allison Bayer, Miami, United States

Parallel Session 7- Bioengineering & Biomaterials (Cell Track)
24 October 2011  /  16:00 - 18:00

Supporting islet transplant using polymer nanofiber scaffolds loaded with proangiogenic and immune suppressive compounds

Presenter: Daniel Bowers, Charlottesville, United States

Oxygen modulation in the culture of islets of Langerhans: the use of PFC-PDMS gas permeable membranes

Presenter: Christopher Fraker, Miami, United States

Silicone rubber membrane devices allow islet culture at 20 times the standard surface density with no adverse effects on viability, recovery, or potency

Presenter: Efstathios Avgoustiniatos, Lauderdale, United States

Parallel Session 5- Islet Xenotransplantation - Preclinical Models (Xeno Track)
24 October 2011  /  16:00 - 18:00

Gal-knockout pigs transgenic for hCD46 and islet-specific TFPI/pCTLA4Ig have normal glucose metabolism and isolated islets exhibit normal glucose and arginine responses and should be considered as donors for islet xenotransplantation

Presenter: Martin Wijkstrom, Pittsburgh, United States



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