Pancreatic Stem Cells

  • Juan Domínguez-Bendala

Part of the Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine book series (STEMCELL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 111-154

About this book

Introduction

The aim of Pancreatic Stem Cells is to provide a broad overview of an intriguing model of organogenesis (the development of the pancreas) from the perspective of stem cell research. The tangible prospect of devising effective cell therapies for type I diabetes –a disease thus far considered incurable– has stoked a widespread interest in harnessing our knowledge on the basic biology behind the development of this organ. This text is conceived as an all-encompassing guide to explore the many aspects of "regenerative therapies" for the endocrine pancreas, from adult and embryonic stem cells to endogenous regeneration and transdifferentiation. All these themes are built upon an up-to-date discussion on pancreatic ontogeny, which provides a solid background for both basic scientists and health professionals.

Keywords

Diabetes Pancreas Regeneration gene transfer genes homeostasis

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Domínguez-Bendala
    • 1
  1. 1.Diabetes Research InstituteUniversity of MiamiMiamiU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-132-5
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-131-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-132-5
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