Reprogrammed Stomach Tissue as a Renewable Source of Functional β Cells for Blood Glucose Regulation

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Ariyachet et al. show that the antral stomach region of the gastrointestinal tract is particularly amenable to being reprogrammed to a β cell fate because of transcriptional similarity and that bioengineered stomach mini-organs containing reprogrammed cells can rescue hyperglycemia when transplanted into diabetic mice.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/20GGt46
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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