The Joint Annual Scientific Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2018

Human beta-cell function and islet transplantation: can we improve? (#160)

Jenny Gunton

Diabetes develops when the pancreatic beta-cells are no longer able to compensate for the prevailing insulin resistance. Factors which aid in this compensation are important for avoiding diabetes and for optimal islet transplant outcome. Because the pancreas is difficult to access in humans, there is relatively little human data. Regulation of human beta-cell function and proliferation will be discussed.