Adult stem cells as a renewable source of insulin-producing cells.

@article{Jun2009AdultSC,
  title={Adult stem cells as a renewable source of insulin-producing cells.},
  author={Hee-Sook Jun and Eun-Young Park},
  journal={International journal of stem cells},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={115-21}
}
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder resulting from an inadequate mass of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. The replacement or restoration of damaged beta cells would be considered the optimal therapeutic options. Islet transplantation seems to be a promising approach for replacement therapy; however, the main obstacle is the shortage of organ donors. As mature beta cells have been shown to be difficult to expand in vitro, regeneration of beta cells from embryonic or adult stem… CONTINUE READING