Any of the insulin-producing cells in the islets of Langerhans.
- In the field of islet transplantation, an islet being a collection of beta cell and other hormone-producing cells in the pancreas, same story, the first success was achieved in St Louis in 1990.
- We will also transfect this gene into other non-islet cell lines to determine if this promoter can function in different tissues or is this tilapia insulin promoter beta cell specific?
- Before diagnosis and treatment, the beta cell produces excess insulin to accommodate insulin resistance, but eventually the beta cell is replaced with amyloid, and insulin production declines.
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