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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Normal cytoarchitectural features of the pancreas were observed in tissue sections of the normal control rats with intact and defined islets of Langerhans surrounded by acinar cells (Figure 1).
Becker, "An adenovirus vector for efficient RNA interference-mediated suppression of target genes in insulinoma cells and pancreatic islets of langerhans," Diabetes, vol.
Islets of langerhans shape was observed and size was measures.
A method for the simultaneous measurement of insulin release and B cell membrane potential in single mouse islets of Langerhans. Diabetologia 1981; 21: 470-475, doi: 10.1007/BF00257788.
Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by the Islets of Langerhans (pancreatic cells).
* The exocrine pancreas is found throughout the organ; within the exocrine pancreas, distinct cell masses called islets of Langerhans are dispersed and constitute the endocrine pancreas.
T1D is characterized by lymphocyte infiltration into the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, leading to inflammation and selective destruction of the insulin-producing 3-cells, resulting in hyperglycemia (1).
Five nonconsecutive areas of each sample were photographed (Leica Microsystems, Wetzlar, Germany) (160x magnification) and analyzed using the Image J program with the "measure" plug-in (version 1.45q, free software, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA) for the measurement of the islets of Langerhans. The number of islets and nuclei in each islet was also counted.
To meet with the emergency situation of hunger or the hard season, energy is stored up in the cells and pancreatic islets of Langerhans in the body.
The endocrine part of the pancreas, the Islets of Langerhans, produces and secretes insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.
Action of Anastatica hierochuntica plant extract on Islets of Langerhans in normal and diabetic rats.
Where in the human body would you find the Islets of Langerhans? 19.