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Research Article

Adult Pancreas Side Population Cells Expand after β Cell Injury and Are a Source of Insulin-Secreting Cells

  • Ilia Banakh,

    Affiliations: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Leonel J. Gonez,

    Affiliations: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Robyn M. Sutherland,

    Affiliations: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Gaetano Naselli,

    Affiliations: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Leonard C. Harrison mail

    harrison@wehi.edu.au

    Affiliations: The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: November 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048977

About the Authors

Ilia Banakh, Leonel J. Gonez, Robyn M. Sutherland, Gaetano Naselli, Leonard C. Harrison
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Ilia Banakh, Leonel J. Gonez, Robyn M. Sutherland, Gaetano Naselli, Leonard C. Harrison
Department of Medical Biology, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: harrison@wehi.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IB LJG RMS LCH. Performed the experiments: IB LJG GN LCH. Analyzed the data: IB LJG LCH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IB LJG RMS LCH. Wrote the paper: IB LJG LCH.