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ESPE 2014

Dublin, Ireland
18 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

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Dublin, Ireland; 18-20 September 2014. Further information

New Perspectives

Regenerative Endocrinology

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Regenerative Medicine for β Cell Replacement

Scharfmann R

Pancreatic β cells develop from endodermal pancreatic progenitors that first proliferate and next differentiate into functional insulin-producing cells. This developmental process is complex, each step being controlled by yet unknown signals. Theoretically, the development of a functional β cell mass can be enhanced by: i) activating the proliferation of pancreatic progenitors; ii) activating their differentiation into β cells; iii) activating the proliferation ...

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Formation of a Thyroid Gland from Embryonic Stem Cells

Costaglioa S

Induced overexpression of defined transcription factors has been shown to have a directing effect on the differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into specific cell types. Nevertheless, protocols promoting coordinated self-assembly of differentiated cells into distinct morphological units with functional properties reminiscent of organs and tissues in vivo are still very sparse. Our group recently reported efficient rescue of hypothyroidism in athyroid mice tran...