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Generation of Functional Human Pancreatic β Cells In Vitro

Overview of attention for article published in Cell, October 2014
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Title
Generation of Functional Human Pancreatic β Cells In Vitro
Published in
Cell, October 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.cell.2014.09.040
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Authors

Felicia W. Pagliuca, Jeffrey R. Millman, Mads Gürtler, Michael Segel, Alana Van Dervort, Jennifer Hyoje Ryu, Quinn P. Peterson, Dale Greiner, Douglas A. Melton

Abstract

The generation of insulin-producing pancreatic β cells from stem cells in vitro would provide an unprecedented cell source for drug discovery and cell transplantation therapy in diabetes. However, insulin-producing cells previously generated from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) lack many functional characteristics of bona fide β cells. Here, we report a scalable differentiation protocol that can generate hundreds of millions of glucose-responsive β cells from hPSC in vitro. These stem-cell-derived β cells (SC-β) express markers found in mature β cells, flux Ca(2+) in response to glucose, package insulin into secretory granules, and secrete quantities of insulin comparable to adult β cells in response to multiple sequential glucose challenges in vitro. Furthermore, these cells secrete human insulin into the serum of mice shortly after transplantation in a glucose-regulated manner, and transplantation of these cells ameliorates hyperglycemia in diabetic mice.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 19 1%
United Kingdom 17 1%
Japan 6 <1%
Germany 5 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
China 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Other 20 1%
Unknown 1402 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 357 24%
Researcher 282 19%
Student > Bachelor 262 18%
Student > Master 190 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 83 6%
Other 307 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 560 38%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 354 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 193 13%
Engineering 106 7%
Unspecified 101 7%
Other 167 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 894. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2019.
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#5,075
of 13,531,228 outputs
Outputs from Cell
#35
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Outputs of similar age
#65
of 212,185 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cell
#1
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