No Rebirth For Insulin Secreting Pancreatic Beta Cells

From Diabetes News From Medical News Today
April 26, 2013 - 3:00am

Pancreatic beta cells store and release insulin, the hormone responsible for stimulating cells to convert glucose to energy. The number of beta cells in the pancreas increases in response to greater demand for insulin or injury, but it is not clear if the new beta cells are the result of cell division or the differentiation of a precursor cell, a process known as neogenesis...

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