Stem cells and the pancreas: from discovery to clinical approach
JPNIM Vol. 5 N. 1 - Cover


stem cells
type 1 diabetes

How to Cite

Dessì A., Marras, S., Locci, G., De Magistris, A., Fanos, V., & Faa, G. (2016). Stem cells and the pancreas: from discovery to clinical approach. Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine (JPNIM), 5(1), e050130.


The existence of stem cells within the adult pancreas is supported by the ability of this organ to regenerate its endocrine component in various conditions such as pregnancy and following partial pancreatectomy. Several studies have shown that progenitor or adult stem cells may reside within the pancreas and particularly in the pancreatic ducts, including acinar cells and islets of Langerhans. The discovery of human pluripotent stem cells in the pancreas, and the possibility of development of strategies for generating these, represented a turning point for the therapeutic interventions of type 1 diabetes.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Course on Perinatal Pathology (part of the 11th International Workshop on Neonatology · October 26th-31st, 2015) · Cagliari (Italy) · October 31st, 2015 · Stem cells: present and future
Guest Editors: Gavino Faa, Vassilios Fanos, Antonio Giordano