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Endocrine cells differentiated from human embryonic stem cells

Endocrine cells (insulin, blue; somatostatin, red; glucagon, green) develop in human islet-like

structures following transplantation of Pro-Islet™ into rodents. These cells produce insulin in response to glucose, effectively replacing the insulin that is lost in people with type 1 diabetes. ViaCyte has several CIRM grants to develop a stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes based on this work.

 

Image taken by Kuniko Kadoya, PhD at Viacyte, Inc.

 

 

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Taken on March 12, 2012