Carbonic anhydrase II-positive pancreatic cells are progenitors for both endocrine and exocrine pancreas after birth.

@article{Inada2008CarbonicAI,
  title={Carbonic anhydrase II-positive pancreatic cells are progenitors for both endocrine and exocrine pancreas after birth.},
  author={Akari Inada and Cameron E. Nienaber and Hitoshi Katsuta and Yoshio Fujitani and Jared Levine and Rina Morita and Arun Sharma and Susan Bonner-Weir},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 50},
  pages={19915-9}
}
The regenerative process in the pancreas is of particular interest because diabetes results from an inadequate number of insulin-producing beta cells and pancreatic cancer may arise from the uncontrolled growth of progenitor/stem cells. Continued and substantial growth of islet tissue occurs after birth in rodents and humans, with additional compensatory growth in response to increased demand. In rodents there is clear evidence of pancreatic regeneration after some types of injury, with… CONTINUE READING
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