Xiu-feng Hua

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BACKGROUND Human pancreatic islet transplantation is a prospective curative treatment for diabetes. However, the lack of donor pancreases greatly limits this approach. One approach to overcome the limited supply of donor pancreases is to generate functional islets from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs), a cell line with unlimited proliferative capacity,(More)
Human cancer-associated UniGene sets (NCBI GeneBank) provide a platform for identifying differentially-expressed genes in human cancers. The present study identified and characterized a set of human cancer‐associated genes using the Digital Differential Display (DDD) and functional analysis tools. A total of 1,904 genes were differentially expressed in 15(More)
OBJECTIVES To confirm previous whole-genome scan results of mapping type 2 diabetes susceptibility genes in chromosome 1 in Northern Chinese Han population by conducting a new genome scan with both an enlarged number of type 2 diabetes families and a new set of microsatellite markers. METHODS A genome scan method was applied. After multiplexed PCR,(More)
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