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ProtoKinetix Anti-Aging Glycopeptides Show Promise Against Diabetes


Jan 13, 2010

ProtoKinetix anti-aging glycopeptides, have been demonstrated to enhance the health and extend the life of stem cells.

One potential avenue for the treatment for type 1 diabetes is to transplant insulin-producing islet cells into the body. The Edmonton Protocol is a method of implanting pancreatic islets into the liver for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The protocol is named for the islet transplantation group at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where the protocol was first devised in the late 1990s.

Transplanting islet cells from a donor requires the patient receiving the cells to be on immune-suppressing drugs so that the islets can survive and thrive. Producing islets from a set of cells taken not from a donor, but from the person with type 1 diabetes, would allow for a greater chance that the islets would survive and not be rejected by the body. Producing these new islet cells has proven to be a difficult task, unfortunately, but there is hope. Differentiating pluripotent stem cells into islet cells has been accomplished in the laboratory and may be the answer for treating or possibly curing type 1 diabetes.

Increasing the number of stem cells available to convert into pancreatic islet cells would, of course, substantially increase the number of islet cells that could then be implanted. And that's where ProtoKinetix comes into the picture.

ProtoKinetix, Inc., is a biotechnology company that has developed and patented a family of synthetic anti-aging glycoproteins for medicine and the biotechnology industry. ProtoKinetix anti-aging glycopeptides, trademarked as AAGPsTM, have been demonstrated to enhance the health and extend the life of biologically sensitive cells that have been subjected to acute stress conditions under laboratory controlled protocols.

In a press release, ProtoKinetics stated that "independent studies done by universities and corporations have illustrated a remarkable increase in the yield of viable stem cells after cryopreservation using AAGPTM in the freeze-thaw process. AAGPsTM have shown to be stable and non-toxic."

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www.protokinetix.com

Business Wire press release


Categories: Diabetes, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Insulin, Islet & Pancreas Transplant, Type 1 Issues



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Comments

Posted by Anonymous on 15 January 2010

Thanks for the article. Is it possible to use bone marrow or mesenchymal cell of a diabetic and after its differentiation to beta cells, and growth and scafold, infuse it to same subject for DM treatment?

Posted by f.fallahian on 15 January 2010

is it possible to use bone marrow or mesenchymal cell of a diabetic and after differentiation, growth and scaffold of beta cells- infuse the beta cells to the same subject?thanks

Posted by Anonymous on 15 January 2010

if the body is killing its own islets, wouldn't it also attack these due to the autoimmune response? thanks


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