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J Cell Physiol. 2009 Feb;218(2):256-63. doi: 10.1002/jcp.21615.

Insulin producing cells derived from embryonic stem cells: are we there yet?

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  • 1Division of Allergy and Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.


Derivation of insulin producing cells (IPCs) from embryonic stem (ES) cells provides a potentially innovative form of treatment for type 1 diabetes. Here, we discuss the current state of the art, unique challenges, and future directions on generating IPCs.

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