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 of Langerhans try to adapt themselves to this condition by increasing the number of insulin-producing beta-cells and/or modulating their individual secretion of insulin in response to the intake of sugar.
sylvestre stimulated the insulin secretion in islets of Langerhans and pancreatic [beta]-cell lines (Persaud et al.
Effects of fluid dynamic stress on fracturing of cell-aggregated tissue during purification for islets of Langerhans transplantation.
He is recognized for developing techniques to isolate and culture clusters of cells known as the islets of langerhans found throughout the pancreas.
Insulin is produced by clusters of cells in the pancreas called the islets of Langerhans.
Insulin is an essential polypeptide hormone produced under conditions of feeding by the beta cells of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.
It involves transplanting healthy insulin-producing cells, called islets of Langerhans, into a diabetes Type I sufferer.
8) The cytologic distribution and percentages were similar to those of the normal islets of Langerhans.
The group has developed what they describe as the most accurate test yet made to identify persons at risk for contracting type 1 diabetes, which is associated with an onset in childhood and the absence of production of insulin by the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.
The patent provides protection to a specific cell line derived from human pancreatic tissues that gives rise to structures comparable to the Islets of Langerhans (beta islets).
It has thus far proven successful in providing a viable environment for islets of Langerhans or beta cells, to thrive and naturally produce insulin on demand, a necessary function missing in people with type 1 diabetes.
In the study, the researchers could confirm that fatty foods led to inflammation in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, which produce insulin.
Finally the islets of Langerhans let out an anguished cry,