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Molecular Biology of the Islets of Langerhans

Author: Hiroshi Okamoto; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The islets of Langerhans, the primary source of hormone production in the pancreas, have been the focus of research into the nature of diabetes for decades.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hiroshi Okamoto; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780511600340 0511600348
OCLC Number: 668199854
Description: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Contents: Preface Hiroshi Okamoto; Introductory overview Hiroshi Okamoto; Part I. The Molecular Biology of Peptide Hormones in the Islets of Langerhans: 1. The organization and structure of insulin genes Graeme I. Bell and Susumu Seino; 2. The regulation of insulin gene expression Michael D. Walker; 3. The translational control of proinsulin synthesis by glucose Nobuyuki Itoh; 4. The structure and regulation of the glucagon gene Joel F. Habener; 5. The structure and regulation of the somatostatin gene Joel F. Habener; 6. The mosaic evolution of the pancreatic polypeptide gene Hiroshi Yamamoto, Hideto Yonekura and Koji Nata; 7. The structure and expression of genes of vasoactive intestinal peptide and related peptides Takashi Yamagami; 8. Pancreastatin: a novel pancreatic hormone Kazuhiko Tatemoto; 9. The processing of peptide precursors Thue W. Schwartz; Part II. Molecular Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus: 10. The molecular basis of experimental diabetes Hiroshi Okamoto; 11. Class II histocompatibility genes and diabetes David Owerbach; 12. The role of the insulin gene in diabetes: use of restriction fragment length polymorphisms in diagnosis Steven C. Elben and M. Alan Permutt; 13. Abnormal products of the human insulin gene Howard S. Tager; 14. A novel gene, rig, activated in insulinomas Shin Takasawa, Chiyoko Inoue, Kiyoto Shiga and Motoo Kitagawa; 16. Defects of signal transduction in a tumoral islet cell line Willy J. Malaisse; Index.
Other Titles: Cambridge books online.
Responsibility: edited by Hiroshi Okamoto.

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"Indisputably this book will provoke a real interest among the endocrinologists, biochemists, molecular biologists and all investigators working in the area of diabetes research." R. Wegmann, Read more...

 
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