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CELL TRANSPLANTATION

TABLES OF CONTENTS
VOLUME 9, 2000

VOLUME 9, NUMBER 6, 2000

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Hibernated Human Fetal Striatal Tissue: Successful Transplantation in a Rat Model of Huntington's Disease
Carrie B. Hurelbrink, Richard J. E. Armstrong, Roger A. Baker, Stephen B. Dunnett, and Anne E. Rosser

The Effects of Taurine on hNT Neurons Transplanted in Adult Rat Striatum
Selva Rivas-Arancibia, Alison E. Willing, Tanja Zigova, Alba I. Rodriguez, David W. Cahill, and Paul R. Sanberg

A New Type of Biocompatible Bridging Structure Supports Axon Regrowth After Implantation Into the Lesioned Optic Tract
Giles W. Plant and Alan R. Harvey

Alginate-Encapsulated Producer Cells: A Potential New Approach for the Treatment of Malignant Brain Tumors
Frits Thorsen, Tracy-Ann Read, Morten Lund-Johansen, Berit B&øoslash;lge Tysnes, and Rolf Bjerkvig

Agarose Enhances the Viability of Intraperitoneally Implanted Microencapsulated L929 Fibroblasts
Shahab Lahooti and Michael V. Sefton

Acutely Sodded Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Grafts Produce Only Prostacyclin: A Qualitative Difference From Saphenous Veins
Sudhen B. Desai, David G. Cable, Michael R. Phillips, and Hartzell V. Schaff

REVIEW

The Cre-loxP System: A Versatile Tool for Targeting Genes in a Cell- and Stage-Specific Manner
Manas K. Ray, Shawn P. Fagan, and F. Charles Brunicardi

ICAM-1 Antisense Oligodeoxynucleotide Improves Islet Allograft Survival and Function
Stephen M. Katz, Frank Bennett, Kim Stecker, James H. Clark, Tommy Phan, Mou-er Wang, Barry D. Kahan, and Stanislaw M. Stepkowski

Development and Characterization of Pituitary GH3 Cell Clones Stably Transfected With a Human Proinsulin cDNA
Cesare Meoni, Frederico Bertuzzi, Antonio E. Pontiroli, Luca Falqui, Lucia Monaco, Marco Soria, Cinzia Arcelloni, Rita Paroni, Chiara Foglieni, Luca Polastri, Francesca Galbiati, Franco Folli, and Alberto M. Davalli

Insulin-Secreting Pituitary GH3 Cells: A Potential b-Cell Surrogate for Diabetes Cell Therapy
Alberto M. Davalli, Francesca Galbiati, Federico Bertuzzi, Luca Polastri, Antonio E. Pontiroli, Lucia Perego, Massimo Freschi, Guido Pozza, Franco Folli, and Cesare Meoni

SPECIAL IPITA SECTION

Introduction: Prime Time for Pancreas and Islet Transplantation at the Turn of the Millennium
Camillo Ricordi

Human Pancreatic Islets Transfected to Produce an Inhibitor of TNF Are Protected Against Destruction by Human Leukocytes
Trey Dobson, Dan Fraga, Corey Saba, Michael Bryer-Ash, A. Osama Gaber, and Ivan C. Gerling

A Large-Animal Model to Evaluate the Clinical Potential of Fetal Pig Pancreas Fragment Transplantation
Wayne J. Hawthorne, Adrian R. Cachia, Stacey N. Walters, Anita T. Patel, Janelle E. Clarke, Philip J. O'Connell, Jeremy R. Chapman, and Richard D. M. Allen

Induction of Allogeneic Islet Tolerance in a Large-Animal Model
Peter J. Horton, Wayne J. Hawthorne, Stacey N. Walters, Anita T. Patel, Philip J. O'Connell, Jeremy R. Chapman, and Richard D. M. Allen

Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney (SPK) Transplantation From Controlled Non-Heart-Beating Donors (NHBDs)
Anthony M. D'Alessandro, Jon S. Odorico, Stuart J. Knechtle, Yolanda T. Becker, Robert M. Hoffmann, Munci Kalayoglu, and Hans W. Sollinger

No Evidence of Infection With Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus in Recipients of Encapsulated Porcine Islet Xenografts
R. B. Elliott, L. Escobar, O. Garkavenko, M. C. Croxson, B. A. Schroeder, M. McGregor, G. Ferguson, N. Beckman, and S. Ferguson

Beneficial Effect of Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation on Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy
R. Koznarová, F. Saudek, T. Sosna, M. Adamec, T. Jedináková, P. Boucek, V. Bartos, and V. Lánská

Successful Suppression of the Early Rejection of Pig Islets in Monkeys
Jospehine K. R. A. Rijkelijkhuizen, Eelco Bouwman, Michel P. M. van der Burg, Jan Ringers, Miriam A. Ossevoort, Eva M. Kuhn, Pat Frost, and Margreet Jonker

Sustained Improvements in Cardiac Geometry and Function Following Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation
A. Osama Gaber, Mona N. Wicks, Donna K. Hathaway, and Brad S. Burlew

Improved Solitary Pancreas Transplant Graft Survival in the Modern Immunosuppressive Era
Jon S. Odorico, Yolanda T. Becker, Marilyn Groshek, Cathy Werwinski, Bryan N. Becker, John D. Pirsch, and Hans W. Sollinger

Patient Survival and Cardiovascular Events After Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation: Comparison With Kidney Transplantation Alone in uremic IDDM Patients
Ennio La Rocca, Paolo Fiorina, Ettore Astorri, Claudio Rossetti, Giovanni Lucignani, Ferruccio Fazio, Daniela Giudici, Renato Castoldi, Guiseppe Bianchi, Valerio Di Carlo, Guido Pozza, and Antonio Secchi

Volume 9 Subject and Author Index


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 5, 2000

SPECIAL NEUROSCIENCE SECTION

Proceedings of the Meeting of the American Society for Neural Transplantation and Repair (ASNTR), 1999
Mark H. Tuszynski

The Localization and Functional Contribution of Striatal Aromatic L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase to L-3,4-Dihydroxyphenylalanine Decarboxylation in Rodent Parkinsonian Models
Ken Nakamura, Maqbool Ahmed, Eliav Barr, Jeffrey M. Leiden, and Un Jung Kang

Grafting of Nigral Tissue Hibernated With Tirilazad Mesylate and Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Åsa Petersén, Oskar Hansson, Mia Emgård, and Patrik Brundin

Distribution of AAV-TK Following Intracranial Convection-Enhanced Delivery Into Rats
Janet Cunningham, Yoshitsugu Oiwa, Dea Nagy, Greg Podsakoff, Peter Colosi, and Krys S. Bankiewicz

Technique for Bilateral Intracranial Implantation of Cells in Monkeys Using an Automated Delivery System
Krys S. Bankiewicz, John Bringas, Phillip Pivirotto, Ethan Kutzscher, Dea Nagy, and Marina E. Emborg

Behavioral Evaluation of Hemiparkinsonian MPTP Monkeys Following Dopamine Pharmacological Manipulation and Adrenal Co-Graft Transplantation
Leonard L. Howell, Larry D. Byrd, Ann M. McDonough, P. Michael Iuvone, and Roy A. E. Bakay

Neurotrophic Factors NGF and FGF-2 Alter Levels of Huntingtin (IT15) in Striatal Neuronal Cell Cultures
Nadia S. K. Haque and Ole Isacson

Intraparenchymal NGF Infusions Rescue Degenerating Cholinergic Neurons
Mark H. Tuszynski

Initial Characterization of the Transplant of Immortalized Chromaffin Cells for the Attenuation of Chronic Neuropathic Pain
M. J. Eaton, M. Martinez, S. Karmally, T. Lopez, and J. Sagena

RESEARCH COMMENTARY

The X-gal Caution in Neural Transplantation Studies
J. Sanchez-Ramos, S. Song, M. Dailey, F. Cardozo-Pelaez, C. Hazzi, T. Stedeford, A. Willing, T. B. Freeman, S. Saporta, T. Zigova, P. R. Sanberg, and E. Y. Snyder

SPECIAL CELL THERAPY '99 SECTION

Cell Therapy '99: Introduction
Hiroshi Amemiya

Treatment of Carbon Tetrachloride and Phenobarbital-Induced Chronic Liver Failure With Intrasplenic Hepatocyte Transplantation
Naoya Kobayashi, Masahiro Ito, Junta Nakamura, Jin Cai, James M. Hammel, and Ira J. Fox

Strong, Long-Term Transgene Expression in Rat Liver Using Chicken b-Actin Promoter Associated With Cytomegalovirus Immediate-Early Enhancer (CAG Promoter)
Motomichi Kosuga, Shin Enosawa, Xiao-Kang Li, Seiichi Suzuki, Nobutake Matsuo, Masao Yamada, Jayanta Roy-Chowdhury, Osamu Koiwai, and Torayuki Okuyama

Establishment of Fluorescein Diacetate and Ethidium Bromide (FDAEB) Assay for Quality Assessment of Isolated Islets
Masaaki Miyamoto, Yoshihiko Morimoto, Yuka Nozawa, A. N. Balamurugan, Baoyou Xu, and Kazutomo Inoue

Phenotype Correction in Murine Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII by Transplantation of Human Amniotic Epithelial Cells After Adenovirus-Mediated Gene Transfer
Motomichi Kosuga, Satori Takahashi, Kyoko Sasaki, Shin Enosawa, Xiao-Kang Li, Sanae Okuyama, Masayuki Fujino, Seiichi Suzuki, Masao Yamada, Nobutake Matsuo, Norio Sakuragawa, and Torayuki Okuyama

Grafting of Mitomycin C-Treated Islet Xenograft Under the Kidney Capsule Produces a Clear Bleb
Yoshihiro Sato, Tadeusz R. Grochowiecki, Yutaka Takeda, Keizo Dono, Kazuya Ise, Yukio Kanazawa, Takuro Saito, Tsuyoshi Abe, and Mitsukazu Gotoh

Clonogenic Colony-Forming Ability of Flow cytometrically Isolated Hepatic Progenitor Cells in the Murine Fetal Liver
Hideki Taniguchi, Reika Kondo, Atsushi Suzuki, Yun-wen Zheng, Yasutsugu Takada, Kiyoshi Fukunaga, Ken-ichiro Seino, Kenji Yuzawa, Masaaki Otsuka, Katashi Fukao, and Hiromitsu Nakauchi

Inducing Proliferation of Human Amniotic Epithelial (HAE) Cells for Cell Therapy
Satoshi Terada, Keiko Matsuura, Shin Enosawa, Masao Miki, Akinori Hoshika, Seiichi Suzuki, and Norio Sakuragawa

Grafting of Encapsulated Dopamine-Secreting Cells in Parkinson's Disease: Long-Term Primate Study
Isao Date, Tetsuro Shingo, Hideyuki Yoshida, Kenjiro Fujiwara, Kazuki Kobayashi, and Takashi Ohmoto

Long-Term Culture of Glutamine Synthetase-Transfected HepG2 Cells in Circulatory Flow Bioreactor for Development for a Bioartificial Liver
Shin Enosawa, Tomoyuki Miyashita, Seiichi Suzuki, Xiao-Kang Li, Miyuki Tsunoda, Hiroshi Amemiya, Mitsugu Yamanaka, Shinya Hiramatsu, Naoko Tanimura, Takeshi Omasa, Kenichi Suga, and Toshiharu Matsumura

Neurite Growth Capability of Rat Fetal Neuronal Cells Against Matured CNS Myelin in Vitro
Koichi Hara, Koichi Uchida, Atsushi Fukunaga, Yoshiaki Kuroshima, Motoyuki Yamada, and Takeshi Kawase

Role of the Liver in Alloimmune Response Following Inoculation of Donor Spleen Cells
Li He, Keizo Dono, Mitsukazu Gotoh, Masaki Okumura, Yutaka Takeda, Junzo Shimizu, Hiroaki Nagano, Shoji Nakamori, Koji Umeshita, Masato Sakon, and Morito Monden

Modified Subcutaneous Tissues With Neovascularization Is Useful as the Site for Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
Yoshiyuki Kawakami, Hiroo Iwata, Yuanjung Gu, Masaaki Miyamoto, Yoshinobu Murakami, Toru Yamasaki, Wanxing Cui, Yoshito Ikaka, Masayuki Imamura, and Kazutomo Inoue

Treatment of Surgically Induced Acute Liver Failure With Transplantation of Highly Differentiated Immortalized Human Hepatocytes
Naoya Kobayashi, Masahiro Miyazaki, Kenichi Fukaya, Yusuke Inoue, Masakiyo Sakaguchi, Hirofumi Noguchi, Toshihisa Matsumura, Takamasa Watanabe, Noriaki Tanaka, and Masayoshi Namba

Efficient Cre/loxP Site-Specific Recombination in a HepG2 Human Liver Cell Line
Naoya Kobayashi, Hirofumi Noguchi, Karen A. Westerman, Toshihisa Matsumura, Takamasa Watanabe, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara, Philippe Leboulch, and Noriaki Tanaka


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 4, 2000

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Comparison of Cancellous Bone-Derived Cell Proliferation in Autologous Human and Fetal Bovine Serum
M.G. McAlinden and D. J. Wilson

Reduced NO Production Improves Early Canine Islet Xenograft Function: A Role for Nitric Oxide in Islet Xenograft Primary Nonfunction
Robert J. Ketchum, Shaoping Deng, Marcus Weber, Junning Jahr, and Kenneth L. Brayman

The Efficiency of Muscle-Derived Cell-Mediated Bone Formation
Patrick Bosch, Doug Musgrave, Steven Ghivizzani, Christian Latterman, Charles S. Day, and Johnny Huard

Evaluation of an Intrathecal Immune Response in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients Implanted With Encapsulated Genetically Engineered Xenogeneic Cells
A. D. Zurn, H. Henry, M. Schleup, V. Aubert, L. Winkel, B. Eilers, C. Bachmann, and P. Aebischer

SPECIAL MYOBLAST SECTION

Introduction: Myoblast Transfer in the New Millennium
Miranda D. Grounds

Why Do Cultured Transplanted Myoblasts Die In Vivo? DNA Quantification Shows Enhanced Survival of Donor Male Myoblasts in Host Mice Depleted of CD4+ and CD8+ Cells or NK1.1+ Cells
Stuart I. Hodgetts, Manfred W. Beilharz, Anthony A. Scalzo, and Miranda D. Grounds

The Influence of Muscle Fiber Type in Myoblast-Mediated Gene Transfer to Skeletal Muscles
Zhuqing Qu Petersen and Johnny Huard

A Factor Implicated in the Myogenic Conversion of Nonmuscle Cells Derived From the Mouse Dermis
K. Goldring, G. E. Jones, and D. J. Watt

Thymic Myoid Cells as a Source of Cells for Myoblast Transfer
C. N. Pagel, J. E. Morgan, J. G. Gross, and T. A. Partridge

Intramuscular Migration of Myoblasts Transplanted After Muscle Pretreatment With Metalloproteinases
Y. Torrente, E. El Fahime, N. J. Caron, N. Bresolin, and J. P. Tremblay

Deflazacort Increases Laminin Expression and Myogenic Repair, and Induces Early Persistent Functional Gain in mdx Mouse Muscular Dystrophy
J. E. Anderson, M. Weber, and C. Vargas


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3, 2000

REVIEW

Isolation of Adult Porcine Islets of Langerhans
Christian Toso, Daniel Brandhorst, José Oberholzer, Frédéric Triponez, Léo Bühler, and Philippe Morel

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In Vivo Persistence of Donor Cells Following Adoptive Transfer of Allogeneic Dendritic Cells in HIV-Infected Patients
Michael H. Shapero, Smriti K. Kundu, Edgar Engleman, Reiner Laus, Wim C. A. van Schooten, and Thomas C. Merigan

In Vivo Expression of Human Growth Hormone by Genetically Modified Murine Bone Marrow Stromal Cells and its Effect on the Cells In Vitro
K. Suzuki, M. Oyama, L. Faulcon, P. D. Robbins, and C. Niyibizi

Analysis of Multivariables During Porcine Liver Digestion to Improve Hepatocyte Yield and Viability for Use in Bioartificial Liver Support Systems
Lisheng Wang, Junhong Sun, Chuanmin Wang, Kevin Woodman, Li Li, Lujia Wu, Colin Harbour, Brendan Johnston, Liwei Shi, Margret Horvat, Nick Koutalistras, Xianfeng Luo, Jenny Watson, and A. G. R. Sheil

Determination of the Prime Electrostatic Endothelial Cell Transplantation Procedure for e-PTFE Vascular Prostheses
Gary L. Bowlin, Stanley E. Rittgers, Steven P. Schmidt, Thomas Alexander, Daniel B. Sheffer, and Amy Milsted

Mechanical Barrier as a Protection Against Rejection of Allogeneic Cartilage Formed in Joint Surface Defects in Rats
Stanislaw Moskalewski, Anna Osiecka-Iwan, Anna Hyc, and Jaroslaw Jozwiak

Comparison of Benefits on Myocardial Performance of Cellular Cardiomyoplasty With Skeletal Myoblasts and Fibroblasts
Kelley A. Hutcheson, B. Zane Atkins, Matthew T. Hueman, M. Benjamin Hopkins, Donald D. Glower, and Doris A. Taylor

Enhancement of Adult Muscle Regeneration by Primary Myoblast Transplantation
John F. DeRosimo, Charles H. Washabaugh, Martin P. Ontell, Monica J. Daood, Jon F. Watchko, Simon C. Watkins, Bill T. Ameredes, and Marcia Ontell

Exposure to Tissue Culture Conditions Can Adversely Affect Myoblast Behavior In Vivo in Whole Muscle Grafts: Implications for Myoblast Transfer Therapy
Gayle M. Smythe and Miranda D. Grounds

The Morphology, Integration, and Functional Efficacy of Striatal Grafts Differ Between Cell Suspensions and Tissue Pieces
Colin Watts, Peter J. Brasted, and Stephen B. Dunnett

Islet Cell Transplantation: In Vivo and In Vitro Functional Assessment of Nonhuman Primate Pancreatic Islets
Alessandra Ranuncoli, Nicola Cautero, Camillo Ricordi, Michele Masetti, Ruth D Molano, Luca Inverardi, Rodolfo Alejandro, and Norma S Kenyon

Effects of Short-Term Hypoxia on a Transformed Cell-Based Bioartificial Pancreatic Construct
K. K. Papas, R. C. Long, Jr., I. Constantinidis, and A. Sambanis

Pretransplant Induction of HSP-70 in Isolated Adult Pig Islets Decreases Early Islet Xenograft Survival
Daniel Brandhorst, Hans-Peter Hammes, Heide Brandhorst, Anke Zwolinski, Fariborz Nahidi, Alexandra Alt, and Reinhard G. Bretzel

Protection From Cell Death in Cultured Human Fetal Pancreatic Cells
Gillian M. Beattie, Gil Leibowitz, Ana D. Lopez, Fred Levine, and Alberto Hayek

BRIEF COMMUNICATION

Angiogenesis Induced by the Implantation of Self-Bone Marrow Cells: A New Material for Therapeutic Angiogenesis
Kimikazu Hamano, Tao-Sheng Li, Toshiro Kobayashi, Sei Kobayashi, Masunori Matsuzaki, and Kensuke Esato


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2, 2000

NECTAR SPECIAL ISSUE

The Network of European CNS Transplantation and Restoration (NECTAR): An Introduction on the Occasion of its Tenth Meeting
Gerard J. Boer (on Behalf of the Guest Editors)

Neural Stem Cells: From Cell Biology to Cell Replacement
Richard J. E. Armstrong and Clive N. Svendsen

Conditionally Immortalized, Multipotential and Multifunctional Neural Stem Cell Lines as an Approach to Clinical Transplantation
J. A. Gray, G. Grigoryan, D. Virley, S. Patel, J. D. Sinden, and H. Hodges

The Use of Adenoviral Vectors and Ex Vivo Transduced Neurotransplants: Towards Promotion of Neuroregeneration
Bas Blits, Paul A. Dijkhuizen, Wim T. J. M. C. Hermens, Lisette (K.) E. Van Esseveldt, Gerard J. Boer, and Joost Verhaagen

Improving the Survival of Grafted Dopaminergic Neurons: A Review Over Current Approaches
Patrik Brundin, Jenny Karlsson, Mia Emgård, Gabriele S. Kaminski Schierle, Oskar Hansson, Åsa Petersén, and Roger F. Castilho

Complex Sensorimotor Behavioral Changes After Terminal Striatal 6-OHDA Lesion and Transplantation of Dopaminergic Embryonic Micrografts
Alexandra Rödter, Christian Winkler, Madjid Samii, and Guido Nikkhah

Implication of the Subthalamic Nucleus in the Pathophysiology and Pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease
A. Benazzouz, B. Piallat, Z. G. Ni, A. Koudsie, P. Pollak, and A. L. Benabid

Towards a Protocol for the Preparation and Delivery of Striatal Tissue for Clinical Trials of Transplantation in Huntington's Disease
Colin Watts and Stephen B. Dunnett

Neural Tissue Xenotransplantation: What Is Needed Prior to Clinical Trials in Parkinson's Disease?
Roger A Barker, A. Lisa Kendall, Håkan Widner, and the Neural Tissue Xenografting Project

The DaNeX Study of Embryonic Mesencephalic, Dopaminergic Tissue Grafted to a Minipig Model of Parkinson's Disease: Preliminary Findings of Effect of MPTP Poisoning on Striatal Dopaminergic Markers
E. H. Danielsen, P. Cumming, F. Andersen, D. Bender, T. Brevig, L. Falborg, A. Gee, N. M. Gillings, S. B. Hansen, F. Hermansen, J. Johansen, T. E. Johansen, A. Dahl-Jørgensen, H. A. Jørgensen, M. Meyer, O. Munk, E. B. Pedersen, P. H. Poulsen, A. B. Rodell, M. Sakoh, C. Z. Simonsen, D. F. Smith, J. C. Sørensen, L. Østergård, J. Zimmer, A. Gjedde, and A. Møller

Intrastriatal Ventral Mesencephalic Xenografts of Porcine Tissue in Rats: Immune Responses and Functional Effects
Lena C. Larsson, Kimberly A. Czech, Patrik Brundin, and Håkan Widner

Porcine Xenografts in Parkingon's Disease and Huntington's Disease Patients: Preliminary Results
J. Stephen Fink, James M. Schumacher, Samuel L. Ellias, E. Prather Palmer, Marie Saint-Hilaire, Kathleen Shannon, Richard Penn, Philip Starr, Craig VanHorne, H. Stephen Kott, Peter K. Dempsey, Alan J. Fischman, Ronald Raineri, Carolyn Manhart, Jonathan Dinsmore, and Ole Isacson

Towards Neurotransplantation in Multiple System Atrophy: Clinical Rationale, Pathophysiological Basis, and Preliminary Experimental Evidence
Gregor Karl Wenning, Francois Tison, Christoph Scherfler, Zoe Puschban, Regina Waldner, Roberta Granata, Imad Ghorayeb, and Werner Poewe

Transplantation Options for Therapeutic Central Nervous System Remyelination
William F. Blakemore and Robin J. M. Franklin


VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1, 2000

ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In Vitro Characterization of Porcine Hepatocyte Function
Paul G. Gregory, Christopher K. Connolly, Mehmet Toner, and Susan J. Sullivan

Optimal Insulin Treatment in Syngeneic Islet Transplantation
Juan F. Merino, Victor Nacher, Mercè Raurell, Montserrat Biarnés, Joan Soler, and Eduard Montanya

The Risks of Total Pancreatectomy and Splenic Islet Autotransplantation
Steven A. White, Nicholas J. M. London, Joanne E. Davies, Cris Pollard, Harold H. Contractor, David P. Hughes, Gavin S. M. Robertson, Patrick P. Musto, and Ashley R. Dennison

Chitosan-Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone Hydrogels as Candidate for Islet Immunoisolation: In Vitro Biocompatibility Evaluation
Makarand Risbud, Anandwardhan Hardikar, and Ramesh Bhonde

Storage and Microencapsulation of Islets for Transplantation
Kirk Charles, Robert C. Harland, Denise Ching, and Emmanuel C. Opara

Chemotaxis Activation of Peritoneal Murine Macrophages Induced by the Transplantation of Free and Encapsulated Pancreatic Rat Islets
V. Karsten, S. Tritschler, K. Mandes, A. Belcourt, M. Pinget, and L. Kessler

Increased Survival of Dopaminergic Neurons in Striatal Grafts of Fetal Ventral Mesencephalic Cells Exposed to Neurotrophin-3 or Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Mónica Espejo, Blanca Cutillas, Ernest Arenas, and Santiago Ambrosio

Survival, Neuronal Differentiation, and Fiber Outgrowth of Propagated Human Neural Precursor Grafts in an Animal Model of Huntington's Disease
Richard J. E. Armstrong, Colin Watts, Clive N. Svendsen, Stephen B. Dunnett, and Anne E. Rosser

Volume and Differentiation of Striatal Grafts in Rats: Relationship to the Number of Cells Implanted
Colin Watts, Iain R. McNamara, and Stephen B. Dunnett

Pretreatment With MK-801 or the Lazaroid U-83836e Does Not Enhance Striatal Graft Survival
Ulrika Mundt-Petersen, Jenny Karlsson, Gabriele S. Kaminski Schierle, and Patrik Brundin

Intrathecal Grafting of Unencapsulated Adrenal Medullary Tissue Can Bring CD4 T Lymphocytes Into CSF: A Potentially Deleterious Event for the Graft
J. Tkaczuk, J. C. Bes, H. Duplan, B. Sallerin, M. Tafani, J. P. Charlet, M. Abbal, Y. Lazorthes, and E. Ohayon

Branched Hybrid Vessel: In Vitro Loaded Hydrodynamic Forces Influence the Tissue Architecture
Teisei Kobashi and Takehisa Matsuda

Longitudinal Studies on the Microcirculation Around the TheraCyteTM Immunoisolation Device, Using the Laser Doppler Technique
E. Rafael, B. Gazelius, G. S. Wu, and A. Tibell

Improved Vascularization of Planar Membrane Diffusion Devices Following Continuous Infusion of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
N. Trivedi, G. M. Steil, C. K. Colton, S. Bonner-Weir, and G. C. Weir

Effects of flt-3 Ligand in Combination With TPO on the Expansion of Megakaryocytic Progenitors
Karen Li, Mo Yang, Audrey Carmen Lam, Fung Wan Yau, and Patrick Man Pan Yuen