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CELL TRANSPLANTATION
The Regenerative Medicine Journal

TABLES OF CONTENTS
VOLUME 14, 2005

VOLUME 14, NUMBER 10, 2005

Review

A Role of the Choroid Plexus in Transplantation Therapy
Dwaine F. Emerich, Stephen J. M. Skinner, Cesario V. Borlongan, and Christopher G. Thanos

Original Contributions

Minimal Focal Steatosis of Liver After Islet Transplantation in Humans: A Long-Term Study
Paola Maffi, Enzo Angeli, Federico Bertuzzi, Carlo Paties, Carlo Socci, Carlo Fedeli, Francesca De Taddeo, Rita Nano, Valerio Di Carlo, Alessandro Del Maschio, and Antonio Secchi

Generation of Islet-Like Hormone-Producing Cells In Vitro From Adult Human Pancreas
Fouad Atouf, Yong Choi, Michael J. Fowler, Greg Poffenberger, Jan Vobecky, Malancha Ta, George B. Chapman, Alvin C. Powers, and Nadya L. Lumelsky

AN69 Hollow Fiber Membrane Will Reduce But Not Abolish the Risk of Transmission of Porcine Endogenous Retroviruses
Oleg Pakhomov, Lionel Martignat, Jiri Honiger, Béatrice Clémenceau, Pierre Saï, and Sylviane Darquy

Effective Islet Isolation Method With Extremely High Islet Yields From Adult Pigs
Yukihide Yonekawa, Shinichi Matsumoto, Teru Okitsu, Takashi Arata, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Hirofumi Noguchi, Hideo Nagata, John J. O'Neil, and Koichi Tanaka

The Effects of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Fascia Wrap Application to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tissue Engineering
Zigang Ge, James Cho Hong Goh, and Eng Hin Lee

Analysis of Allogeneic and Syngeneic Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Graft Survival in the Spinal Cord
Sharon A. Swanger, Birgit Neuhuber, B. Timothy Himes, Ajay Bakshi, and Itzhak Fischer

Purified Human Bone Marrow Multipotent Mesenchymal Stem Cells Regenerate Infarcted Myocardium in Experimental Rats
Shaoheng Zhang, Zhuqing Jia, Junbo Ge, Lizhong Gong, Yanling Ma, Tao Li, Jingxuan Guo, Ping Chen, Qikuan Hu, Ping Zhang, Yonggang Liu, Zhaoping Li, Kangtao Ma, Linsong Li, and Chunyan Zhou

Protection of Photoreceptor Cells From Phototoxicity by Transplanted Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells Expressing Different Neurotrophic Factors
Toshiaki Abe, Yoko Saigo, Masayoshi Hojo, Tetsuya Kano, Ryosuke Wakusawa, Yumi Tokita, and Makoto Tamai

Synergistic Effect of Keratinocyte Transplantation and Epidermal Growth Factor Delivery on Epidermal Regeneration
So-Jung Gwak, Sang-Soo Kim, Kyungeun Sung, Joungho Han, Cha Yong Choi, and Byung-Soo Kim

Differentiation Effects by the Combination of Spheroid Formation and Sodium Butyrate Treatment in Human Hepatoblastoma Cell Line (Hep G2): A Possible Cell Source for Hybrid Artificial Liver
J. Fukuda, K. Okamura, K. Ishihara, H. Mizumoto, K. Nakazawa, H. Ijima, T Kajiwara, and K. Funatsu

The Effect of Simulated Microgravity by Three-Dimensional Clinostat on Bone Tissue Engineering
Masataka Nishikawa, Hajime Ohgushi, Noriyuki Tamai, Koichi Osuga, Masaru Uemura, Hideki Yoshikawa, and Akira Myoui

Influence of Preservation Solution on the Isolation and Culture of Human Hepatocytes From Liver Grafts
Alfonso Serralta, Maria Teresa Donato, Amparo Martinez, Eugenia Pareja, Francisco Orbis, Jose Vincente Castell, Jose Mir, and Maria Jose Gómez-Lechón

Large-Scale Isolation of Human Hepatocytes for Therapeutic Application
Krassimira Alexandrova, Carsten Griesel, Marc Barthold, Hans-Gert Heuft, Michael Ott, Michael Winkler, Harald Schrem, Michael P. Manns, Timm Bredehorn, Marc Net, Martí Manyalich I Vidal, Sabine Kafert-Kasting, and Lubomir Arseniev

Commentary

Stem Cells and Development Publishes Neural Stem Cells Compendium
Paul R. Sanberg and Cathryn R. Greene-Zavertnik

Book Review

A Manual for Primary Human Cell Culture (Jan-Thorsten Schantz and Kee Woei Ng)
Gary R. Hellermann

Erratum

Effects of Copper and Cross-Linking on the Extracellular Matrix of Tissue-Engineered Arteries
Shannon L. M. Dahl, Robert B. Rucker, and Laura E. Niklason

Volume 14 Subject and Author Index


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 9, 2005

Japanese Society for Regenerative Medicine: Introduction
Noriaki Tanaka

A Novel Method of Cryopreservation of Rat and Human Hepatocytes by Using Encapsulation Technique and Possible Use for Cell Transplantation
Takeshi Aoki, Tomotake Koizumi, Yasuna Kobayashi, Daisuke Yasuda, Yoshihiko Izumida, Zhenghao Jin, Nobukazu Nishino, Yoshinori Shimizu, Hirohisa Kato, Noriyuki Murai, Takashi Niiya, Yuta Enami, Keitaro Mitamura, Toshihiro Yamamoto, and Mitsuo Kusano

Stability and Repeat Regeneration Potential of the Engineered Liver Tissues Under the Kidney Capsule in Mice
Kazuo Ohashi, Mark A. Kay, Takashi Yokoyama, Hiroyuki Kuge, Hiromichi Kanehiro, Michiyoshi Hisanaga, Saiho Ko, and Yoshiyuki Nakajima

Long-Term Maintenance of Liver-Specific Functions in Cultured ES Cell-Derived Hepatocytes With Hyaluronan Sponge
Takumi Teratani, Gary Quinn, Yusuke Yamamoto, Tomoya Sato, Hiroko Yamanokuchi, Akira Asari, and Takahiro Ochiya

PDX-1 Protein Is Internalized by Lipid Raft-Dependent Macropinocytosis
Hirofumi Noguchi, Shinichi Matsumoto, Teru Okitsu, Yasuhiro Iwanaga, Yukihide Yonekawa, Hideo Nagata, Masayuki Matsushita, Fan-Yan Wei, Hideki Matsui, Kohtaro Minami, Susumu Seino, Yumi Masui, Shiroh Futaki, and Koichi Tanaka

Differentiation of Adult Hepatic Stem-Like Cells Into Pancreatic Endocrine Cells
Satoko Yamada, Kunihiko Terada, Yasuharu Ueno, Toshihiro Sugiyama, Masaharu Seno, and Itaru Kojima

In Vivo PET Measurements With [11C]PE2I to Evaluate Fetal Mesencephalic Transplantations to Unilateral 6-OHDA-Lesioned Rats
Motoki Inaji, Takahito Yoshizaki, Takashi Okauchi, Jun Maeda, Yuji Nagai, Tadashi Nariai, Kikuo Ohno, Kiyoshi Ando, Hideyuki Okano, Shigeru Obayashi, and Tetsuya Suhara

Promotion of Neurite Outgrowth From Fetal Hippocampal Cells by TNF-a Receptor 1-Derived Peptide
Kazumi Kajiwara, Shin-ichi Ogata, and Masao Tanihara

In Vitro Screening of Exogenous Factors for Human Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Proliferation Using Measurement of Total ATP Content in Viable Cells
Yonehiro Kanemura, Hideki Mori, Atsuyo Nakagawa, Mohammed Omedul Islam, Eri Kodama, Atsuyo Yamamoto, Tomoko Shofuda, Satoshi Kobayashi, Jun Miyake, Tomohiko Yamazaki, Shun-ichiro Hirano, Mami Yamasaki, and Hideyuki Okano

Synergistic Effects of FGF-2 With Insulin or IGF-I on the Proliferation of Human Auricular Chondrocytes
Tsuguharu Takahashi, Toru Ogasawara, Junji Kishimoto, Guangyao Liu, Hirotaka Asato, Takashi Nakatsuka, Eijyu Uchinuma, Kozo Nakamura, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Ung-il Chung, Tsuyoshi Takato, and Kazuto Hoshi

Time Course Evaluation of Reparative Cartilage With MR Imaging After Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
Atsuya Watanabe, Yuichi Wada, Takayuki Obata, Takahisa Sasho, Takuya Ueda, Mitsuru Tamura, Hiroo Ikehira, and Hideshige Moriya

Phenotype-Specific Cells With Proliferative Potential Are Produced by Polyethylene Glycol-Induced Fusion of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells With Fetal Cardiomyocytes
Shunsuke Takei, Makoto Yamamoto, Li Cui, Fengming Yue, Kohei Johkura, Naoko Ogiwara, Hisae Iinuma, Kota Okinaga, and Katsunori Sasaki

The Fetal Dermal But Not Loose Fascial Mesenchymal Cells Possess Regenerative Activity of Dermal Structure
Kazuo Kishi, Kenichi Katsube, Hiroko Satoh, Nobuaki Imanishi, Hideo Nakajima, and Tatsuo Nakajima


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 8, 2005

Commentary

Cell Transplantation: Stem Cells in the Spotlight
Cesar V. Borlongan, Guolong Yu, Noriyuki Matsukawa, Takao Yasuhara, Koichi Hara, and Lin Xu

Original Contributions

b1 Integrin as a Xenoantigen in Fetal Porcine Mesencephalic Cells Transplanted Into the Rat Brain
Caroline Martin, Benoît Melchior, Véronique Nerrière-Daguin, Philippe Naveilhan, Jean-Paul Soulillou, and Philippe Brachet

Creatine Supplementation Improves Dopaminergic Cell Survival and Protects Against MPP+ Toxicity in an Organotypic Tissue Culture System
Robert H. Andres, Angelique D. Ducray, Alberto Pérez-Bouza, Uwe Schlattner, Alexander W. Huber, Sandra H. Krebs, Rolf W. Seiler, Theo Wallimann, and Hans R. Widmer

Survival of Rat or Mouse Ventral Mesencephalon Neurons After Cotransplantation With Rat Sertoli Cells in the Mouse Striatum
R. Shamekh, J. Newcomb, J. Mallery, C. J. Cassady, S. Saporta, D. F. Cameron, P. R. Sanberg, and A. E. Willing

Seeding of Corneal Wounds by Epithelial Cell Transfer From Micropatterned PDMS Contact Lenses
Christopher J. Pino, Frederick R. Haselton, and Min S. Chang

Selection of Cell Source for Ligament Tissue Engineering
Zigang Ge, James Cho Hong Goh, and Eng Hin Lee

The Effects of Cryopreservation on Human Hepatocytes Obtained From Different Sources of Liver Tissue
Claire Terry, Ragai R. Mitry, Sharon C. Lehec, Paolo Muiesan, Mohamed Rela, Nigel D. Heaton, Robin D. Hughes, and Anil Dhawan

Subcutaneous Transplantation of Islet Into Streptozocin-Induced Diabetic Rats
Craig R. Halberstadt, Deana Williams, Dwaine Emerich, Moses Goddard, Alfred V. Vasconcellos, William Curry, Aashim Bhatia, and Paul F. Gores


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 7, 2005

Commentary

Stem Cell Plasticity and Tissue Replacement
Juan Domínguez-Bendala and Camillo Ricordi

Original Contributions

The Use of Pancreas Biopsy Scoring Provides Reliable Porcine Islet Yields While Encapsulation Permits the Determination of Microbiological Safety
Lawrence S. Gazda, Hollie Adkins, Johannah A. Bailie, Wendy Byrd, Lisa Circle, Bryan Conn, Carolyn H. Diehl, Richard D. Hall, Albert L. Rubin, and Barry H. Smith

Effect of Oxygenated Perfluorocarbons on Isolated Rat Pancreatic Islets in Culture
Hendrik Bergert, Klaus-Peter Knoch, Ronny Meisterfeld, Melanie Jäger, Joke Ouwendijk, Stephan Kersting, Hans Detlev Saeger, and Michele Solimena

Effects of Cryopreservation on Cell Viability and Insulin Secretion in a Model Tissue-Engineered Pancreatic Substitute (TEPS)
Neil Mukherjee, Zhenzhen Chen, Athanassios Sambanis, and Ying Song

Comparative Analysis of Genetically Engineered Immunodeficient Mouse Strains as Recipients for Human Myoblast Transplantation
Suse D. Silva-Barbosa, Gillian S. Butler-Browne, James P. Di Santo, and Vincent Mouly

Human Serum for Culture of Articular Chondrocytes
Tommi Tallheden, Josefine van der Lee, Camilla Brantsing, Jan-Eric Månsson, Eva Sjögren-Jansson, and Anders Lindahl

Age Effects of Vascular Smooth Muscle: An Engineered Tissue Approach
Amy Solan and Laura Niklason

A Simple and Highly Effective Method for the Stable Transduction of Uncultured Porcine Hepatocytes Using Lentiviral Vector
Tuan Huy Nguyen, Tatiana Khakhoulina, Andrew Simmons, Philippe Morel, and Didier Trono

Functional Characterization of Serum-Free Cultured Rat Hepatocytes for Downstream Transplantation Applications
Hendryk Aurich, Sarah Koenig, Christian Schneider, Jens Walldorf, Petra Krause, Wolfgang E. Fleig, and Bruno Christ

The Escape of Temperature-Sensitive T Antigen Immortalized Rat Hepatocytes From Conditional Immortalization
Byung-Ho Kim, Yo Seb Han, Bong-Keun Choe, Hyeseong Cho, Gi Deog Nam, Jin Woo Lee, Young Il Kim, Jai Kyung Park, Seok Ho Dong, Hyo Jong Kim, Young Woon Chang, Joung Il Lee, and Rin Chang


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 6, 2005

Neural Development by Transplanted Human Embryonal Carcinoma Stem Cells Expressing Green Fluorescent Protein
R. Stewart, M. Lako, G. M. Horrocks, and S. A. Przyborski

Intrathecal Grafting of Porcine Chromaffin Cells Reduces Formalin-Evoked c-Fos Expression in the Rat Spinal Cord
J. C. Sol, R. Y. Li, B. Sallerin, S. Jozan, H. Zhou, V. Lauwers-Cances, F. Tortosa, P. Chaynes, C. Mascott, R. Bastide, and Y. Lazorthes

Effects of Copper and Cross-Linking on the Extracellular Matrix of Tissue Engineered Arteries
Shannon L. M. Dahl, Robert B. Rucker, and Laura E. Niklason

Hypothermic Maintenance of Hepatocyte Spheroids
Pamela H. Lai, Qin Meng, Timothy D. Sielaff, and Wei-Shou Hu

The Effect of Antioxidants and a Caspase Inhibitor on Cryopreserved Rat Hepatocytes
Rie Fujita, Thomas Hui, Marjorie Chelly, and Achilles A. Demetriou

Isolated Hepatocytes Versus Hepatocyte Spheroids: In Vitro Culture of Rat Hepatocytes
Giovanni Ambrosino, Stefano M. M. Basso, Sergio Varotto, Enrico Zardi, Antonio Picardi, and Davide F. D'Amico

Peripheral Blood Cytotoxic Lymphocyte Gene Transcript Levels Differ in Patients With Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes Compared to Normal Controls
Dongmei Han, Jenifer Leith, Rodolfo Alejandro, Wade Bolton, Camillo Ricordi, and Norma S. Kenyon

Intrasplenic Transplantation of Encapsulated Genetically Engineered Mouse Insulinoma Cells Reverses Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetes in Rats
Takeshi Aoki, Hongxiang Hui, Yutaka Umehara, Sergio LiCalzi, Achilles A. Demetriou, Jacek Rozga, and Riccardo Perfetti


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 5, 2005

Original Contributions

Delivery of TAT/PTD-Fused Proteins/Peptides to Islets via Pancreatic Duct
Dagmar Klein, Valeska Mendoza, Antonello Pileggi, R. Damaris Molano, Florencia M. Barbé-Tuana, Luca Inverardi, Camillo Ricordi, and Ricardo L. Pastori

Accelerated Functional Maturation of Isolated Neonatal Porcine Cell Clusters: In Vitro and In Vivo Results in NOD Mice
Giovanni Luca, Claudio Nastruzzi, Mario Calvitti, Ennio Becchetti, Tiziano Baroni, Luca M. Neri, Silvano Capitani, Giuseppe Basta, Paolo Brunetti, and Riccardo Calafiore

Adenovirus-Mediated CTLA4Ig or CD40Ig Gene Transfer Delays Pancreatic Islet Rejection in a Rat-to-Mouse Xenotransplantation Model After Systemic But Not Local Expression
Nicolas Potiron, Carine Chagneau, Françoise Boeffard, Jean-Paul Soulillou, Ignacio Anegon, and Brigitte Le Mauff

Experimental Models of Acute and Chronic Liver Failure in Nude Mice to Study Hepatocyte Transplantation
Arnaud Gandillet, Isabelle Vidal, Eliane Alexandre, Maxime Audet, Marie-Pierre Chenard-Neu, Jeanne Stutzmann, Bruno Heyd, Daniel Jaeck, and Lysiane Richert

A Large-Scale Automated Method for Hepatocyte Isolation: Effects on Proliferation in Culture
M. J. Nieuwoudt, E. Kreft, B. Olivier, S. Malfeld, J. Vosloo, F. Stegman, R. Kunneke, A. J. Van Wyk, and S. W. Van der Merwe

Combining Neuroprotective Treatment of Embryonic Nigral Donor Tissue With Mild Hypothermia of the Graft Recipient
Jenny Karlsson, Åsa Petersén, Gunilla Gidö, Tadeusz Wieloch, and Patrik Brundin

Characterization and Neural Differentiation of Fetal Lung Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Cun Gang Fan, Feng Wu Tang, Qing Jun Zhang, Shi Hong Lu, Hai Ying Liu, Zong Mao Zhao, Bin Liu, Zhi Bo Han, and Zhong Chao Han

Survival Analysis of Escherichia coli Encapsulated in a Hollow Fiber Membrane In Vitro and In Vivo: Preliminary Report
L. H. Granicka, M. Wdowiak, A. Kosek, S. Swiezewski, D. Wasilewska, E. Jankowska, A. Werynski, and J. Kawiak

Brief Communication

Adult-Fetal Fibroblast Interactions: Effects on Cell Migration and Implications for Cell Transplantation
Vlad C. Sandulache, Joseph E. Dohar, and Patricia A. Hebda


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 4, 2005

ASNTR SPECIAL ISSUE

CONTENTS

Frontiers in Neural Transplantation and Repair: A Special Issue Based on the 11th ASNTR Meeting
Paula C. Bickford, Guest Editor

Magnetic Resonance Tracking of Human CD34+ Progenitor Cells Separated by Means of Immunomagnetic Selection and Transplanted Into Injured Rat Brain
Pavla Jendelová, Vít Herynek, Lucia Urdziková, Katerina Glogarová, Sárka Rahmatová, Ivan Fales, Benita Andersson, Pavel Procházka, Josef Zamecník, Tomás Eckschlager, Petr Kobylka, Milan Hájek, and Eva Syková

Neural Stem Cells Implanted Into MPTP-Treated Monkeys Increase the Size of Endogenous Tyrosine Hydroxylase-Positive Cells Found in the Striatum: A Return to Control Measures
Kimberly B. Bjugstad, D. Eugene Redmond, Jr., Yang D. Teng, J. D. Elsworth, R. H. Roth, B. C. Blanchard, Evan Y. Snyder, and John R. Sladek, Jr.

Brain Transplantation of Neural Stem Cells Cotransduced With Tyrosine Hydroxylase and GTP Cyclohydrolase 1 in Parkinsonian Rats
M. Y. Ryu, M. A. Lee, Y. H. Ahn, K. S. Kim, S. H. Yoon, E. Y. Snyder, K. G. Cho, and S. U. Kim

NMDA Antagonist Peptide Supplementation Enhances Pain Alleviation by Adrenal Medullary Transplants
Farinaz NasiriNezhad and Jacqueline Sagen

Blueberry Extract Enhances Survival of Intraocular Hippocampal Transplants
Lauren Willis, Paula Bickford, Vandana Zaman, Alfred Moore, and Ann-Charlotte Granholm

Survival, Integration, and Axon Growth Support of Glia Transplanted Into the Chronically Contused Spinal Cord
D. J. Barakat, S. M. Gaglani, S. R. Neravetla, A. R. Sanchez, C. M. Andrade, Y. Pressman, R. Puzis, M. S. Garg, M. B. Bunge, and D. D. Pearse


VOLUME 14, NUMBERS 2/3, 2005

Tribute to Paul E. Lacy, MD, PhD (February 7, 1924 to February 15, 2005)

Original Contributions

Evaluation of Metabolic Control Using a Continuous Subcutaneous Glucose Monitoring System in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Who Achieved Insulin Independence After Islet Cell Transplantation
Milene C. Geiger, Jacqueline V. Ferreira, Muhammad M. Hafiz, Tatiana Froud, David A. Baidal, Luigi F. Meneghini, Camillo Ricordi, and, Rodolfo Alejandro

Prolonged Allogeneic Islet Graft Survival by Protoporphyrins
Antonello Pileggi, R. Damaris Molano, Thierry Berney, Hirohito Ichii, Sergio San Jose, Elsie Zahr, Raffaella Poggioli, Elina Linetsky, Camillo Ricordi, and Luca Inverardi

Encapsulation of Islets in Rough Surface, Hydroxymethylated Polysulfone Capillaries Stimulates VEGF Release and Promotes Vascularization After Transplantation
N. Lembert, J. Wesche, P. Petersen, M. Doser, P. Zschocke, H. D. Becker, and H. P. T. Ammon

Human Marrow Stromal Cells Enhance Connexin43 Gap Junction Intercellular Communication in Cultured Astrocytes
Qi Gao, Mark Katakowski, Xiaoguang Chen, Yi Li, and Michael Chopp

Dopaminergic Reinnervation of the Globus Pallidus by Fetal Nigral Grafts in the Rodent Model of Parkinson's Disease
L. E. Bartlett and I. Mendez

Inhibition of Chromatin Condensation Prevents Transgene Silencing in a Neural Progenitor Cell Line Transplanted to the Rat Brain
Nina Rosenqvist, Johan Jakobsson, and Cecilia Lundberg

In Vivo Noninvasive Monitoring of a Tissue Engineered Construct Using 1H NMR Spectroscopy
C. L. Stabler, R. C. Long, Jr., I. Constantinidis, and A. Sambanis

Isolated Hepatocyte Transplantation for Crigler-Najjar Syndrome Type 1
Giovanni Ambrosino, Sergio Varotto, Stephen C. Strom, Graziella Guariso, Elisa Franchin, Diego Miotto, Luciana Caenazzo, Stefano Basso, Paolo Carraro, Maria Luisa Valente, Davide D'Amico, Lucia Zancan, and Lorenzo D'Antiga

Effect of Microcapsule Composition and Short-Term Immunosuppression on Intraportal Biocompatibility
Christian Toso, Zoltan Mathe, Philippe Morel, José Oberholzer, Domenico Bosco, Dianelys Sainz-Vidal, David Hunkeler, Leo H. Buhler, Christine Wandrey, and Thierry Berney

Letter to the Editor

Islet Ontogeny Determines Glucose Responsiveness
Meenal Banerjee and Ramesh Bhonde


VOLUME 14, NUMBER 1, 2005

REVIEW

Transplantation of Fetal Kidney Cells: Neuroprotection and Neuroregeneration
Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Cesario V. Borlongan, Feng C. Zhou, Barry J. Hoffer, and Yun Wang

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Feasibility and Safety of Autologous Myoblast Transplantation in Patients With Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Nabil Dib, Patrick McCarthy, Ann Campbell, Michael Yeager, Francis D. Pagani, Susan Wright, W. Robb MacLellan, Gregg Fonarow, Howard J. Eisen, Robert E. Michler, Philip Binkley, Diane Buchele, Ronald Korn, Marwan Ghazoul, Jonathan Dinsmore, Shaun R. Opie, and Edward Diethrich

Regulation of Trophic Factor Expression by Innervating Target Regions in Intraocular Double Transplants
L. Willis, E. M. Quintero, M. Nelson, and A.-Ch. Granholm

Liver Repopulation After Hepatocellular Transplantation: Integration and Interaction of Transplanted Hepatocytes in the Host
Sarah Koenig, Claudia Stoesser, Petra Krause, Heinz Becker, and Peter M. Markus

Monocrotaline, an Alternative to Retrorsine-Based Hepatocyte Transplantation in Rodents
Rafal P. Witek, Samantha H. Fisher, and Bryon E. Petersen

hVEGF165 Increases Survival of Transplanted Hepatocytes Within Portal Radicles: Suggested Mechanism for Early Cell Engraftment
Hagit Shani-Peretz, Vladislav Tsiperson, Gideon Shoshani, Ella Veitzman, Gera Neufeld, and Yaacov Baruch

Short-Term Culture With the Caspase Inhibitor z-VAD.fmk Reduces Beta Cell Apoptosis in Transplanted Islets and Improves the Metabolic Outcome of the Graft
Marta Montolio, Noèlia Téllez, Montserrat Biarnés, Joan Soler, and Eduard Montanya

Central Necrosis in Isolated Hypoxic Human Pancreatic Islets: Evidence for Postisolation Ischemia
Mauro Giuliani, Wolfgang Moritz, Elvira Bodmer, Daniel Dindo, Patrick Kugelmeier, Roger Lehmann, Max Gassmann, Peter Groscurth, and Markus Weber