How to make a functional β-cell.

  title={How to make a functional β-cell.},
  author={Felicia Walton Pagliuca and Douglas A. Melton},
  volume={140 12},
Insulin-secreting pancreatic β-cells are essential regulators of mammalian metabolism. The absence of functional β-cells leads to hyperglycemia and diabetes, making patients dependent on exogenously supplied insulin. Recent insights into β-cell development, combined with the discovery of pluripotent stem cells, have led to an unprecedented opportunity to generate new β-cells for transplantation therapy and drug screening. Progress has also been made in converting terminally differentiated cell… CONTINUE READING
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