Therapeutic potential of stem cells in diabetes.

  title={Therapeutic potential of stem cells in diabetes.},
  author={Enrique Roche and Roberto Ense{\~n}at-Waser and Juan Antonio Reig and J M Jones and Trinidad Le{\'o}n-Quinto and Bernat Soria},
  journal={Handbook of experimental pharmacology},
Stem cells possess the ability to self-renew by symmetric divisions and, under certain circumstances, differentiate to a committed lineage by asymmetric cell divisions. Depending on the origin, stem cells are classified as either embryonic or adult. Embryonic stem cells are obtained from the inner cell mass of the blastocyst, a structure that appears during embryonic development at day 6 in humans and day 3.5 in mice. Adult stem cells are present within tissues of adult organisms and are… Expand
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