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Beta Cell Biology Consortium

Consortium that aims to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations to advance the understanding of pancreatic islet development and function, with the goal of developing innovative therapies to correct the loss of beta cell mass in diabetes, including cell reprogramming, regeneration and replacement. They are responsible for collaboratively generating the necessary reagents, mouse strains, antibodies, assays, protocols, technologies and validation assays that are beyond the scope of any single research effort. The scientific goals for the BCBC are to: * Use cues from pancreatic development to directly differentiate pancreatic beta cells and islets from stem / progenitor cells for use in cell-replacement therapies for diabetes, * Determine how to stimulate beta cell regeneration in the adult pancreas as a basis for improving beta cell mass in diabetic patients, * Determine how to reprogram progenitor / adult cells into pancreatic beta-cells both in-vitro and in-vivo as a mean for developing cell-replacement therapies for diabetes, and * Investigate the progression of human type-1 diabetes using patient-derived cells and tissues transplanted in humanized mouse models. Many of the BCBC investigator-initiated projects involve reagent-generating activities that will benefit the larger scientific community. The combination of programs and activities should accelerate the pace of major new discoveries and progress within the field of beta cell biology.

URL: http://www.betacell.org/

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pancreatic islet, mouse, beta cell, pancreas, pancreatic development, embryonic stem cell, cell line, genomics, antibody, adenovirus, functional genomics, mouse embryonic stem cell line, mouse strain, protocol, embryonic stem cell line, data sharing, data set, gene expression, gene, pancreatic islet development, pancreatic islet function, basic science, basic research, cell reprogramming, cell regeneration, cell replacement

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One Mind Biospecimen Bank Listing, Biobank, re3data.org, Consortia-pedia


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Related Disease

Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Diabetes, Loss of beta cell mass

Resource Status

Last checked up;

Related To

Karolinska Institutet; Stockholm; Sweden, University of California at Los Angeles; California; USA, Stanford University; California; USA, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Massachusetts; USA, Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School; Jerusalem; Israel, Philipps-University Marburg; Marburg; Germany, Imperial College London; London; United Kingdom, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Pennsylvania; USA, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Tennessee; USA, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York; USA, University of California at San Francisco; California; USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts; USA, Hadassah Medical Center; Jerusalem; Israel, Resource:DanStem, Oregon Health and Science University; Oregon; USA, Vanderbilt University; Tennessee; USA, University of Chicago; Illinois; USA, University of Massachusetts; Massachusetts; USA, University of Colorado Boulder; Colorado; USA, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Brussels; Belgium, University of Geneva; Geneva; Switzerland, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Pennsylvania; USA, Brigham and Womens Hospital; Massachusetts; USA, Resource:McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Seattle Childrens Research Institute; Washington; USA, Columbia University; New York; USA, Massachusetts General Hospital; Massachusetts; USA, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Texas; USA, Hagedorn Research Institute; Gentofte; Denmark, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Northwestern University; Illinois; USA, Duke University Medical Center; North Carolina; USA, CNRS, University of California at San Diego; California; USA, University of Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania; USA, University of Copenhagen; Copenhagen; Denmark, Resource:Jackson Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research; Bad Nauheim; Germany, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center; Ohio; USA, Indiana University; Indiana; USA, University of Toronto; Ontario; Canada, Harvard University; Massachusetts; USA, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts; USA, Boston Childrens Hospital; Massachusetts; USA, Howard Hughes Medical Institute



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mouse, non-human animal, human




Sample type: Cell line, Embryonic stem cell line Access: open; Copyrights - http://www.mgtaylor.com/
Reuse: closed; Copyrights - http://www.betacell.org/content/disclaimerterms/#terms
Start date: 2002
Type: disciplinary
Deposit: restricted: registration
(info provided by re3data.org) Type: Academia
Participant countries: U.S.
Country started: U.S.
Number of partners: 50
Start date: 2001

Additional Resource Types

consortium, database, data repository, biospecimen repository, cell repository, organism supplier, experimental protocol, antibody supplier

Used By

NIF Data Federation, dkNET

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Resource PubMed IDs

PMID: 18795106, PMID: 20558340, PMID: 21709277, PMID: 23175615, PMID: 23349536

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12:00am March 5, 2012

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Created 3 years ago by Anonymous