Facultative Endocrine Progenitor Cells in the Adult Pancreas

Yuval Dor*, Douglas A. Melton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Using a unique injury model of the pancreas in mouse, Xu et al. (2008) now reveal the involvement of neurogenin3, a marker for embryonic-type endocrine progenitor cells, in the formation of new insulin-producing β cells. These neurogenin3-positive facultative endocrine progenitor cells in the adult pancreas may be of potential value for treating diabetes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)183-184
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 25 Jan 2008


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