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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 18 1%
Japan 6 <1%
Germany 5 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
Portugal 2 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Other 21 1%
Unknown 1459 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 367 24%
Researcher 285 19%
Student > Bachelor 284 18%
Student > Master 201 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 85 6%
Other 246 16%
Unknown 72 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 569 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 382 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 192 12%
Engineering 109 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 29 2%
Other 155 10%
Unknown 104 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 891. 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 02 January 2020.
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#5,713
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Outputs from Cell
#40
of 14,910 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#69
of 213,009 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cell
#1
of 143 outputs
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