Groups of pancreatic cells secreting insulin and glucagon.
- Neuroglobin mRNA was also present in adrenal cells and the cells of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans.
- One of the actions of insulin, which is also secreted by the islets of Langerhans, is to activate a specific enzyme in the liver.
- The pancreas is dotted with hormone-producing tissue called the islets of Langerhans, which contain alpha and beta cells.
Late 19th century: named after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), the German anatomist who first described them.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: is¦lets of Lang¦er|hans
Definition of islets of Langerhans in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.