Growth factors and beta cell replication.

  title={Growth factors and beta cell replication.},
  author={Rupangi Chhaya Vasavada and Jose A. Gonzalez-Pertusa and Yuichi Fujinaka and Nathalie M. Fiaschi-Taesch and Irene C{\'o}zar-Castellano and Adolfo Garc{\'i}a-Oca{\~n}a},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  volume={38 5-6},
Recent studies have demonstrated that human islet allograft transplantation can be a successful therapeutic option in the treatment of patients with Type I diabetes. However, this impressive recent advance is accompanied by a very important constraint. There is a critical paucity of pancreatic islets or pancreatic beta cells for islet transplantation to become a large-scale therapeutic option in patients with diabetes. This has prompted many laboratories around the world to invigorate their… CONTINUE READING
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