World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 1569–1576 | Cite as

An Odyssey of Islet Transplantation for Therapy of Type 1 Diabetes

  • Garth L. Warnock
  • Yu Huan Theresa Liao
  • Xiaojie Wang
  • Dawei Ou
  • Ziliang Ao
  • James D. Johnson
  • C. B. Verchere
  • David Thompson


Canadian surgical contributions to the field of islet transplantation have a rich heritage and a promising future. In this article, some seminal Canadian contributions to this field are reviewed, including contributions at the basic research laboratory and translational applications to bedside therapy of type 1 diabetes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Garth L. Warnock
    • 1
  • Yu Huan Theresa Liao
    • 1
  • Xiaojie Wang
    • 1
  • Dawei Ou
    • 1
  • Ziliang Ao
    • 1
  • James D. Johnson
    • 1
  • C. B. Verchere
    • 1
  • David Thompson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of British Columbia Medical CenterVancouverBritish Columbia

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