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A portrait of the pancreatic B-Cell

The Minkowski award lecture delivered on July 19, 1973, during the VIIIth congress of the international diabetes Federation, held in Brussels, Belgium

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Abbreviations

ac:

acinar cells

cc:

cell coat

cm:

cell membrane or plasma membrane

cv:

coated vesicles

cw:

cell web

d:

desmosome

ev:

endocytotic vesicle

G:

Golgi complex

gj:

gap junction

ics:

intercellular space

IGC:

inner cisternae of the Golgi complex

m:

mitochondrion

mg:

maturing granule

mp:

microvillous process

mt:

microtubule

mv:

microvesicle

n:

nucleus

np:

nuclear pore

OGC:

outer cisternae of the Golgi complex

RER:

rough endoplasmic reticulum

sg:

secretory granule

Te:

transitional elements of the rough endoplasmic reticulum

tj:

tight junction

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Orci, L. A portrait of the pancreatic B-Cell. Diabetologia 10, 163–187 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00423031

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Key words

  • Insulin-producing cell
  • insulin biosynthesis
  • insulin release
  • emiocytosis
  • exocytosis
  • endocytosis
  • membrane recycling
  • islet junctional complexes
  • tight junc-tions
  • gap junctions
  • cell coat
  • electron microscopy
  • freeze-etching
  • radioautography
  • cytochemistry