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ea0011p333 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | ECE2006

Adult pancreatic islet progenitor cells exhibit plasticity in vitro

Leadbeater WE , Summerfield MR , Hill DJ , Berry M , Logan A

Adult progenitor cells exist in most adult tissues, their differentiation being primed by insult, repopulating damaged or dysfunctional tissue. Utilisation of resident progenitor cells has the potential to cure many diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders or diabetes which presently can only be managed. This potential is limited in the brain by constraints on endogenous progenitor cell mobilisation and by difficulties in progenitor cell harvesting for ex vivo ex...