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Keywords: BIG Beta cell

Record History
Added on November 12, 2018 at 12:43 PM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on January 14, 2019 at 1:39 PM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time January 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time January 23, 2019 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 206 PRB
Presenter Name Diane Saunders (Powers lab)
Presentation Title NTPDase3 antibody: targeting adult human pancreatic β cells for in vitro and in vivo analysis
Status This meeting is currently scheduled

Meeting Agenda/Notes

Our group recently identified ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-3 (NTPDase3) as a highly enriched biomarker expressed on adult human β cells, showing that an NTPDase3 antibody can be used for in vivo live β cell sorting and imaging. I will summarize immunohistochemical data, including for donors with diabetes, and describe the dynamic expression of NTPDase3 during postnatal human pancreas development. I will also present our cell sorting strategy using an NTPDase3 antibody to isolate a highly pure β cell subpopulation from dispersed human islets, and describe experiments to detect human β cells in vivo. We hope that the NTPDase3 antibody will become a useful reagent in the field, and look forward to discussion about its possible applications.