Improved diabetic control enhances erythroid stem cell proliferation in vitro.


Patients with type I diabetes mellitus treated with continuous sc insulin infusion (CSII) have improved glucose homeostasis, metabolic control, and linear growth. To determine the influence of CSII on cellular growth in vitro, we used a clonal stem cell assay for proliferation of erythroid progenitors, [burstforming units-erythroid (BFU-E)] in peripheral… (More)