Ana B P L Stracieri

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CONTEXT Curative therapy for diabetes mellitus mainly implies replacement of functional insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, with pancreas or islet-cell transplants. However, shortage of donor organs spurs research into alternative means of generating beta cells from islet expansion, encapsulated islet xenografts, human islet cell-lines, and stem cells.(More)
CONTEXT In 2007, the effects of the autologous nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in 15 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) were reported. Most patients became insulin free with normal levels of glycated hemoglobin A(1c) (HbA(1c)) during a mean 18.8-month follow-up. To investigate if this effect was due to preservation(More)
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