Noninvasive Tracking of Alginate-Microencapsulated Cells.


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This chapter presents a description of standardized techniques used routinely in our laboratory to encapsulate different cell types using the alginate-PLL-alginate immunoisolation system. Given the importance of noninvasive tracking of encapsulated cell transplants, we present a detailed guidance to achieve maximum efficiency and functionality of the capsule preparations for optimal tracking posttransplantation. The provided protocols cover tracking of encapsulated cells using magnetic resonance (MR), X-ray, computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound (US) imaging. Practical suggestions to optimize each method with specific references to recommended suppliers are included.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Paredes-Juarez, GA; Barnett, BP; Bulte, JWM

Published Date

  • 2017

Volume / Issue

  • 1479 /

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 27738933

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27738933

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4939-6364-5_11