Are there pancreatic progenitor cells from which new islets form after birth?


Diabetes occurs when there is an inadequate functional mass of insulin-producing pancreatic β cells. Replacement of β cells by islet trans plantation is a novel therapy for diabetes, although a major obstacle has been the limited amount of islet tissue available. A rigorous demonstration of the existence of postnatal pancreatic progenitor cells would… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncpendmet0186


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