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Islets of Langerhans

"Islets of Langerhans" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Irregular microscopic structures consisting of cords of endocrine cells that are scattered throughout the PANCREAS among the exocrine acini. Each islet is surrounded by connective tissue fibers and penetrated by a network of capillaries. There are four major cell types. The most abundant beta cells (50-80%) secrete INSULIN. Alpha cells (5-20%) secrete GLUCAGON. PP cells (10-35%) secrete PANCREATIC POLYPEPTIDE. Delta cells (~5%) secrete SOMATOSTATIN.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Islets of Langerhans" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Islets of Langerhans" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 822 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 61 publications in 2004
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