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The islets of Langerhans

Author: Md Shahidul Islam
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 654.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is a unique and thoughtful blend of critical background information and advances made in a multitude of areas of contemporary islet research. It is an essential reference book, the first of its kind in many years, for professionals as well as for the beginners interested in the study of islet physiology and diabetes. The book is unique in its breadth: it deals with anatomy, histology, ultra-structure,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Islets of Langerhans.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2009941948
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Md Shahidul Islam
ISBN: 9789048132713 9048132711 9789048132737 9048132738
OCLC Number: 663096203
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 798 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Islet of Langerhans; 2 The Comparative Anatomy of Islets; 3 Approaches for Imaging Islets: Recent Advances and Future Prospects; 4 Islet Cell Development; 5 High Fat Programming of ß-Cell Failure; 6 Nutrient Regulation of Insulin Secretion and ß-Cell Functional Integrity; 7 Electrophysiology of Islet Cells; 8 ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels in Health and Disease; 9 Role of Mitochondria in ß-cell Function and Dysfunction; 10 Basement Membrane in Pancreatic Islet Function; 11 Calcium Signaling in the Islets.
Series Title: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 654.
Responsibility: Md. Shahidul Islam, editor.


This book examines the molecular and cellular processes in islet development, gene expression, and physiology and reviews how a better understanding of the pancreatic islet will advance efforts to  Read more...
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