Special Issue "Pancreatic Islet Cell Biology and Islet Cell Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. Po Sing Leung
Lo Kwee-Seong Integrated Biomedical Sciences Building, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Interests: pancreatic islet cell biology; pancreatic stem cell research; islet transplantation; diabetes
Normal pancreatic islet cell function and cell survival are two key determinants in the maintenace of islet cell biology and health, and thus its abnormalities lead to disease, as seen in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus. A thorough investigation into novel factors that improve islet b-cell secretion and b-cell mass expansion is thus indispensable for islet health before diabetes can be treated or even cured by pharmacological or non-pharmacological interventions.
In view of this fact, targeting at islet studies is central to the prevention and therapeutic option of human diabetes. While a fuller understanding of islet physiology provides extensive, as yet unexplored information, a detailed exploitation of islet development will provide a mechanism-based approach to offering functionally driven b-cells for clinical islet transplantation as well as facilitating formulation of novel agents/drugs for diabetes.
This Special Issue entilted “Pancreatic Islet Cell Biology and Islet Cell Development” is aiming at providing a research platform for the collection of high quaity, up-to-date original and review articles that cover various aspects of cellular and molecular biology of islet cell studies in health and disease, particularly those factors that enhance b-cell function and development with translational potential.
Prof. Dr. Po Sing Leung
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- Insulin secretion
- islet function
- islet survival
- pancreatic stem cells
- β-cell proliferation
- β-cell differentiation