islets of Langerhans

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Synonyms for islets of Langerhans

cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ

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The islets were regular round to oval in shape and median area of islet of langerhans in control group C was 15285.
It means that the by [beta]-cell of the pancreatic islet of Langerhans worked hard to secrete the insulin, unfortunately it failed to proceed the intact proinsulin well, so the secretory granule of the [beta]-cell secreted the intact proinsulin in higher level to the plasma.
Inside the pancreas, the pancreatic cells form the islet of Langerhans.
Before our discovery, the mechanism behind how exactly the insulin-producing beta cells in the islet of Langerhans of the pancreas fail in type 2 diabetes was incompletely understood, making it difficult to design new and better therapies, says Mehboob Hussain, associate professor of pediatrics, medicine and biological chemistry.
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