islet of Langerhans


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is′let of Lang′er•hans

(ˈlɑŋ ərˌhɑns, -ˌhɑnz)
n.
any of the clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that are specialized to secrete insulin, somatostatin, or glucagon.
Also called is′land of Lang′erhans.
[after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German anatomist]
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Pancreatic endocrine cells include all hormone-producing cells, such as insulin-producing beta cells and glucagon-producing alpha cells, within the islet of Langerhans, whereas the duct cells are epithelial cells that line the ducts of the pancreas.
Pancreatic endocrine cells include all hormoneproducing cells, such as insulin-producing beta cells and glucagon-producing alpha cells, within the islet of Langerhans, whereas the duct cells are epithelial cells that line the ducts of the pancreas.
The area of islet of langerhans in control and experimental group was 15285.40 m2 (IQR: 9881.08 23001.35) and 33213.50 m2 (IQR: 21258.0545879.18) respectively.
A primary question resides in the main location of hIAPP in the islet of Langerhans. As it has been described that amyloid deposits that are involved in T2DM appear to be extracellular, some evidence has suggested that the amyloid formation actually starts intercellularly.