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A new enzyme mixture to increase the yield and transplant rate of autologous and allogeneic human islet products.

Transplantation (2012-02-10)
A N Balamurugan, Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Melena D Bellin, Joshua J Wilhelm, James Harmon, Takayuki Anazawa, Sajjad M Soltani, David M Radosevich, Takeshi Yuasa, Mukesh Tiwari, Klearchos K Papas, Robert McCarthy, David E R Sutherland, Bernhard J Hering
ABSTRACT

The optimal enzyme blend that maximizes human islet yield for transplantation remains to be determined. In this study, we evaluated eight different enzyme combinations (ECs) in an attempt to improve islet yield. The ECs consisted of purified, intact or truncated class 1 (C1) and class 2 (C2) collagenases from Clostridium histolyticum (Ch), and neutral protease (NP) from Bacillus thermoproteolyticus rokko (thermolysin) or Ch (ChNP). We report the results of 249 human islet isolations, including 99 deceased donors (research n=57, clinical n=42) and 150 chronic pancreatitis pancreases. We prepared a new enzyme mixture (NEM) composed of intact C1 and C2 collagenases and ChNP in place of thermolysin. The NEM was first tested in split pancreas (n=5) experiments and then used for islet autologous (n=21) and allogeneic transplantation (n=10). Islet isolation outcomes from eight different ECs were statistically compared using multivariate analysis. The NEM consistently achieved higher islet yields from pancreatitis (P<0.003) and deceased donor pancreases (P<0.001) than other standard ECs. Using the NEM, islet products met release criteria for transplantation from 8 of 10 consecutive pancreases, averaging 6510 ± 2150 islet equivalent number/gram (IEQ/g) pancreas and 694,681 ± 147,356 total IEQ/transplantation. In autologous isolation, the NEM yielded more than 200,000 IEQ from 19 of 21 pancreases (averaging 422,893 ± 181,329 total IEQ and 5979 ± 1469 IEQ/kg recipient body weight) regardless of the severity of fibrosis. A NEM composed of ChNP with CIzyme high intact C1 collagenase recovers higher islet yield from deceased and pancreatitis pancreases while retaining islet quality and function.

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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, release of physiologically active rat hepatocytes tested, Type IV, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, for general use, Type I, 0.25-1.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, release of physiologically active rat epididymal adipocytes tested, Type II, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, release of rat epididymal adipocytes and hepatocytes tested (for methodology see Type II and Type IV), Type VIII, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, Type IA, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid, For general use
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, release of physiologically active rat pancreatic islets tested, Type XI, 2-5 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥800 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, powder, Suitable for the digestion and isolation of physiologically active pancreatic islet cells, suitable for cell culture
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, lyophilized powder, ≥125 CDU/mg solid (CDU = collagen digestion units), 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, release of physiologically active rat pancreatic islets tested, Type V, ≥1 FALGPA units/mg solid, >125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, sterile-filtered, release of physiologically active rat hepatocytes tested, Type IV-S, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, high purity, purified by chromatography, Type VII, ≥4 FALGPA units/mg solid, lyophilized powder, ≥700 CDU/mg solid (CDU = collagen digestion units)
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, lyophilized powder (from sterile-filtered solution), 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, suitable for cell culture
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, lyophilized powder (from sterile-filtered solution), Suitable for digestion and isolation of physiologically active pancreatic islet cells, suitable for cell culture
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, sterile-filtered, release of physiologically active rat epididymal adipocytes tested, Type II-S, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, sterile-filtered, for general use, Type I-S, 0.2-1.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, sterile; sterile-filtered, Type IA-S, 0.5-5.0 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, sterile-filtered, high purity, purified by chromatography, Type VII-S, ≥4 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥700 CDU/mg solid (CDU = collagen digestion units)
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, Sigma Blend Type F, ≥2.0 FALGPA units/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, Sigma Blend Type H, ≥1.0 FALGPA units/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, powder, suitable for cell culture, ≥4 FALGPA units/mg solid, high purity, ≥700 CDU/mg solid (CDU = collagen digestion units)
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, sterile-filtered, suitable for release of physiologically active rat pancreatic islets, Type V-S, ≥1 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥125 CDU/mg solid
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, purified by chromatography, ≥0.25 FALGPA units/mg solid, ≥250 CDU/mg solid (CDU = collagen digestion units), lyophilized powder
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Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum, Sigma Blend Type L, ≤1.0 FALGPA units/mg solid

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