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Gut cells engineered to produce insulin

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 16 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1488
  1. Abi Berger
  1. BMJ

    Engineering non-pancreatic cells to produce insulin in response to a glucose load may one day be a successful approach in the treatment of diabetes. Canadian scientists have now shown that cells other than b pancreatic cells can be induced to secrete appropriate levels of insulin in response to eating (Science 2000;290:1959-61).

    Dr Anthony Cheung, a researcher in the department of Medicine at the University of Alberta, …

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