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Nature Chemical Biology 5, 195 - 196 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nchembio0409-195

Chemicals turn human embryonic stem cells towards beta cells

Yu-Ping Yang1 & Chris Wright1

  1. Yu-Ping Yang and Chris Wright are in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Vanderbilt University Program in Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. e-mail: chris.wright@vanderbilt.edu


Small-molecule library screening identifies simple imitators of the cellular signaling events that normally guide formation of the pancreas and its insulin-secreting beta cells, further enabling detailed analysis in vitro, or eventual diabetes therapies via large-scale differentiation of human stem cells.

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