Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Pancreatic Islet Blood Flow Dynamics in Primates
Authors: Diez, Juan Antonio
e Drigo, Rafael Arrojo
Zheng, Xiaofeng
Stelmashenko, Olga Victoria
Chua, Minni
Rodriguez-Diaz, Rayner
Fukuda, Masahiro
Köhler, Martin
Leibiger, Ingo
Tun, Sai Bo Bo
Ali, Yusuf
Augustine, George James
Barathi, Veluchamy A.
Berggren, Per-Olof
Keywords: Pancreatic Islet
Blood Flow
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Diez, J. A., e Drigo, R. A., Zheng, X., Stelmashenko, O. V., Chua, M., Rodriguez-Diaz, R., et al. (2017). Pancreatic Islet Blood Flow Dynamics in Primates. Cell Reports, 20(6), 1490-1501.
Series/Report no.: Cell Reports
Abstract: Blood flow regulation in pancreatic islets is critical for function but poorly understood. Here, we establish an in vivo imaging platform in a non-human primate where islets transplanted autologously into the anterior chamber of the eye are monitored non-invasively and longitudinally at single-cell resolution. Engrafted islets were vascularized and innervated and maintained the cytoarchitecture of in situ islets in the pancreas. Blood flow velocity in the engrafted islets was not affected by increasing blood glucose levels and/or the GLP-1R agonist liraglutide. However, islet blood flow was dynamic in nature and fluctuated in various capillaries. This was associated with vasoconstriction events resembling a sphincter-like action, most likely regulated by adrenergic signaling. These observations suggest a mechanism in primate islets that diverts blood flow to cell regions with higher metabolic demand. The described imaging technology applied in non-human primate islets may contribute to a better understanding of human islet pathophysiology.
ISSN: 2211-1247
DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.07.039
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:LKCMedicine Journal Articles

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Pancreatic Islet Blood Flow Dynamics in Primates.pdf3.79 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Google ScholarTM




Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.