Figure 6: Circulating ALDH

(A and B) In patients with T2D, the frequency of cells with high ALDH-activity was equivalent in patients ≤70 years of age compared with patients >70 years of age with T2D. (C and D) The frequency of circulating primitive progenitor cells (CD34+/CD133+) and migratory progenitor cells (CD34+/CXCR4+) was equivalent in patients ≤70 years of age compared with patients >70 years of age. (E and F) In patients with T2D, the frequency of cells with high ALDH-activity was equivalent in patients with diabetes duration ≤13 years compared with patients with diabetes duration >13 years. (G and H) However, the frequency of circulating primitive progenitor cells (CD34+/CD133+) and migratory progenitor cells was decreased in patients with diabetes duration ≤13 years compared with patients with diabetes duration >13 years. Values are mean ± SEM. *p < 0.05 with the Student's t-test. Abbreviations as in Figure 1.