Navigation Links
New marker for identifying precursors to insulin-producing cells in pancreas

New Rochelle, NY, August 21, 2012For the millions of people worldwide with type 1 diabetes who cannot produce sufficient insulin, the potential to transplant insulin-producing cells could offer hope for a long-term cure. The discovery of a marker to help identify and isolate stem cells that can develop into insulin-producing cells in the pancreas would be a critical step forward and is described in an article in BioResearch Open Access, a new bimonthly peer-reviewed open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ( The article is available free online at the BioResearch Open Access website (

Pancreatic stem cells, the precursors of insulin-producing cells, have not yet been identified in humans or animals, and there is much debate about where they may reside. Ivka Afrikanova, Ayse Kayali, Ana Lopez, and Alberto Hayek, University of California, San Diego, CA, have identified a biochemical markerstage-specific embryonic antigen 4 (SSEA4)that they propose can be used to identify and purify human pancreatic stem cells. The article "Is Stage-Specific Embryonic Antigen 4 a Marker for Human Ductal Stem/Progenitor Cells" ( reports that when grown in culture with high levels of glucose and B27, these SSEA4+ stem cells can differentiate into insulin-producing pancreatic cells.

Contact: Vicki Cohn
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Genetic markers for testosterone and estrogen level regulation identified
2. BUSM researchers identify genetic markers for testosterone, estrogen level regulation
3. US Army: Pre-injury cartilage biomarkers associated with subsequent ACL injuries
4. Multiple sclerosis: New marker could improve diagnosis
5. Using biomarkers to identify and treat schizophrenia
6. New marker, new target in Ewings sarcoma
7. Marker distinguishes more-aggressive from less-aggressive forms of chronic leukemia
8. GW researchers discover biomarker for advanced bile duct fibrosis and bile duct cancer
9. The REMARK checklist explained: How to use guidelines on reporting tumor marker prognostic studies
10. Novel biomarkers reveal evidence of radiation exposure
11. Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
New marker for identifying precursors to insulin-producing cells in pancreas
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... their Black Friday sale a week early, offering 40% off select bras and ... intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology and the latest fashion, quickly ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they will ... first quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., ... in the business of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... City, UT (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... Forbes Magazine. For a business, it is critical that the first impression be positive ... business, they are not likely to buy anything or want to return. They will ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Richey, FL (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... deems a growing epidemic as deaths from prescription opioids in the United States grew ... and cocaine. In 2013 alone, opioids were involved in 37 percent of all fatal ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ALEXANDRIA, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 ... ... encourages people across the United States to support their local poison centers through ... been designated as #GivingTuesday: calls it “a day that inspires people to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products ... market growth to 2021, says GBI Research . ... for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of ... --> The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium ... of market growth to 2021, says GBI Research ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015   Renowned ... deliver s advice and insights on ... More than 50% of Dubai ... according to the DHA   femMED launches comprehensive solutions for ... Dubai residents are not consuming enough to keep ...
(Date:11/24/2015)...  Freudenberg Medical has developed specialty tubing for an inexpensive, ... facilities. Africa and ... Nevertheless, prompt diagnosis is important to treat those affected and ... the help of a portable mini-lab or "lab on a ... affected areas and perform rapid testing for HIV. They do ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: