Islet of Langerhans

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The islets of Langerhans are the areas of the pancreas containing the endocrine cells responsible for producing the hormones that are secreted by the pancreas. The areas are named after Paul Langerhans, a German anatomist, in 1869.
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The islets of Langerhans are the areas of the pancreas containing the endocrine cells responsible for producing the hormones that are secreted by the pancreas. The areas are named after Paul Langerhans, a German anatomist, in 1869.  
  
There are 5 cell types in the islets of Langerhans responsible for producing different hormones:
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There are 5 cell types in the islets of Langerhans responsible for producing different hormones:  
  
*Alpha cells: produce glucagon
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*Alpha cells: produce glucagon  
*Beta cells: produce insulin and amylin
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*Beta cells: produce insulin and amylin  
*Delta cells: produce somatostatin
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*Delta cells: produce somatostatin  
*PP cells: produce pancreatic polypeptide
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*PP cells: produce pancreatic polypeptide  
 
*Epsilon cells: produce ghrelin
 
*Epsilon cells: produce ghrelin

Revision as of 15:42, 22 October 2012

The islets of Langerhans are the areas of the pancreas containing the endocrine cells responsible for producing the hormones that are secreted by the pancreas. The areas are named after Paul Langerhans, a German anatomist, in 1869.

There are 5 cell types in the islets of Langerhans responsible for producing different hormones:

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