Stem cell-derived beta cells (SC-β-cells) engrafted into mice serve as a pre-clinical model of diabetes. It is helpful to recover viable β cells following transplantation to perform tests on the graft. We developed a protocol to retrieve and purify a sufficient number of live β cells from mice following long-term human SC-β-cell engraftment. The protocol enables examination of SC-β-cells undergoing developmental and metabolic changes in vivo and may facilitate the understanding of metabolic demand on SC-β-cells.
Keywords: Cell Biology; Cell isolation; Organoids; Stem Cells.
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