In this publication, the Melton group is one of the first to discover the role of Angiocrine functions in pancreatic differentiation. Evidence for the importance of vessel-derived growth factors was found in both xenopus and mouse models.

Science. 2001 Oct 19;294(5542):564-7. Epub 2001 Sep 27.

Lammert E1, Cleaver O, Melton D.

1Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Harvard University, 7 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.