Cell replacement therapy is the ability to convert one cell type into another where it has caused great excitement in the stem cell field. Two techniques exist: one reprograms somatic cells into pluripotent stem cells, the other converts somatic cells directly into other types of specialized cells. Cell replacement therapy also includes the transplantation of islet cells provided by a donor pancreas, which can function in diabetes patients for years. Islet transplant recipients can maintain some insulin production, more easily manage their blood sugar levels, eliminate hypoglycemic episodes and experience an improved quality of life.
Related Journals of Cell Replacement Therapy
Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, Journal of Clinical Diabetes & Practice, Journal of Diabetes Medication & Care, Journal of Diabetic Complications & Medicine, Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, Diabetes Therapy, Journal of Diabetes Research, International Journal of Diabetes Research, Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism.